Husker legend Johnny Rodgers granted pardon for felony conviction
Johnny Rodgers leaves the State Capitol after his pardon hearing Thursday. With Rodgers, from left, are his mother, Ardella Rodgers; Johnny's daughter, Jewel Rodgers; and Reina Walls. The Husker football legend was fully pardoned for a felony robbery committed in 1970.
Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:00 am
LINCOLN — Husker football legend Johnny Rodgers stood Thursday in the State Capitol, savoring victory in the bright lights of news crews and photographers.
This time it wasn't for the Heisman Trophy, a national title or any other athletic achievement. This time, a 62-year-old Rodgers talked about how it feels to win forgiveness.
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Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:00 am.