LINCOLN — A Nebraska freshman defensive end is headed for trial in July on a charge that he exposed himself to a female student employee at a University of Nebraska-Lincoln residence hall convenience store.
Avery Moss, who played in three games last year before taking a medical redshirt for a shoulder injury, appeared briefly Friday in Lancaster County Court where he received a July 23 court date for a bench trial. Moss, 18, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of public indecency, a Class 2 misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. He also pleaded not guilty to disturbing the peace and failing to appear for a Jan. 22 court date, both Class 3 misdemeanors.
Moss and his lawyer, Brad Roth, declined to comment Friday. A Nebraska spokesman said Husker coach Bo Pelini has been aware of Moss’ situation.
The public indecency and disturbing the peace charges stem from a December 2012 complaint filed by a female employee of the Knoll C-Store, said UNL assistant police chief Todd Duncan. The woman said a man twice exposed himself to her at the convenience store Dec. 15. The alleged incidents, Duncan said, were four hours apart, according to the employee.
The employee later identified Moss, whom she didn’t know by name, via photo, Duncan said. UNL officers subsequently interviewed and cited Moss. A 6-foot-2, 270-pounder from Tempe, Ariz., Moss is expected to contend for a starting job on NU’s defensive line.
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