Man hit by Nebraska player could face trespassing charge

Wednesday, October 15th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Lincoln-AP) -- The University of Missouri police chief says the man punched by a Nebraska football player after the game at Faurot Field in Columbua last Saturday could face a first-degree trespassing charge.

Fans were told by the public-address announcer to not go onto the field after the game.

University police chief Jack Watring (WATT-rin) said 21-year-old Matthew Scott of Lee's Summit, Missouri, has been told by investigators that he could be charged himself if he presses action against Nebraska place-kick holder Kellen Huston.

Watring said that warning has NOT dissuaded Scott from pursuing an assault charge.

Watring said the investigation would take about a week, and then the police department's findings would be passed on to the Columbia city prosecutor's office.

Huston was suspended yesterday (Tuesday) for this week's game against Texas A-and-M shortly after he apologized for punching Scott.