Former Husker busted

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A former Nebraska football team captain has pleaded not guilty to selling a pound of marijuana.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports 38-year-old Vershan Jackson entered his plea in writing earlier this week. The former tight end, who
was one of the leaders of the 1997 team, is free on bond.

Lincoln police say an officer watched 31-year-old Presha Allen approach Jackson's Lexus SUV in a grocery store parking lot.

Police say Allen entered the car without anything in his hands, but a short time later Allen had a pound of marijuana sitting at his feet when officers approached.

Allen is facing a similar charge and is free on bond, but he has not entered a formal plea yet because his case remains in the preliminary stages in county court.

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