Nebraska Cornhuskers Oct 6, 2018; Madison, WI, USA; A Nebraska Cornhuskers helmet sits on the sidelines during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Nebraska Cornhuskers announced that tight end Arik Gilbert has been arrested and charged with burglary. Gilbert has had issues with his eligibility since transferring from Georgia.

According to reports from the Lincoln Police Department, police records showed Gilbert was taken into custody Tuesday morning in Lancaster County. Officers were called to SJ’s Liquor and Vape Shop in the 2600 block of O St. shortly before 2 a.m. That’s where they arrested Gilbert without incident after they found him with more than $1,600 worth of vape products, Delta 8, cigars, and lighters in a bag.

Head coach Matt Rhule has been Gilbert’s biggest cheerleader and has been fighting hard for him to become eligible as recently as last week.

“It’s still in progress. We’re hoping that before we head to Minnesota, there will be some finality on it. There’s obviously been some twist and turns, with things going back and forth,”  he said. “Out of respect for Arik, I’m not going to broadcast all those different things. But there’s still just — looking for some finality, and everyone’s working hard to get it done.”

Nebraska is Gilbert’s third team he has transferred to. He started at LSU, then transferred to Georgia, and now Nebraska. You have to wonder how this recent incident will affect him in the long run and will his head coach still stand by him.

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About Stacey Mickles

Stacey is a 1995 graduate of the University of Alabama who has previously worked for other publications such as Sportskeeda and Saturday Down South.