DeLone will suit up vs. Colorado

Updated: November 22, 2004, 2:38 PM ET
Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska offensive lineman Darren DeLone, who faces a felony assault charge in Oklahoma, made a court appearance Monday.

DeLone will suit up for Friday's game against Colorado, Cornhuskers coach Bill Callahan said Monday.

"He will be eligible to play. Yes, he will," Callahan said. "He will not be suspended."

DeLone was released on his own recognizance following an appearance in Cleveland County, Okla., District Court. He faces a charge of felony aggravated assault and battery for an incident before the Nov. 13 Nebraska-Oklahoma game in which a member of a student spirit group was injured.

Adam Merritt, 19, was knocked unconscious and suffered injuries to his head, neck, back, teeth and the upper palate of his mouth.

DeLone's preliminary hearing was scheduled for Jan. 10.

Callahan declined to further discuss DeLone's situation.

"It's in the hands of the authorities and legal system right now," Callahan said, "and we'll let it rest right there."


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