Former Husker Pleads Guilty in Drug, Weapons Case

Posted 10 months ago

By Associated Press

Benjamin Martin

Benjamin Martin

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Nebraska football player has pleaded guilty to federal gun and drug charges.

26-year-old Benjamin Martin made the pleas Monday at a hearing in Lincoln.

Authorities say a passer-by found Martin slumped over in his car in a Lincoln parking lot on Dec. 20. When officers awoke Martin, he opened his car door and rifle rounds spilled into the parking lot. Officers say they found a rifle, more than $48,500 in cash and methamphetamine in the car and later found more meth in a storage unit rented in Martin’s name.

Martin began playing defensive tackle for the Huskers in 2007, but his college career ended later when he was given a medical hardship scholarship.

  • :(

    so sad :( I used to hang out with him in Lincoln. he was a good person. meth RUINS lives.

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  • Melissa Purdy

    What does medical hardship scholarship mean, and how does a scholarship end a career?

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