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Nebraska WR Wiggins Arrested


Nebraska receiver Shevin Wiggins was arrested Friday and charged with sexually assaulting two 14-year-old girls outside a foster home.

Wiggins, 24, and another man, Floyd Brown, 22, were accused of fondling the girls late July 25 or early July 26 in a camper in the driveway of the home near Lincoln, Sheriff Terry Wagner said.

The arrests followed a three-week investigation. Wagner said a third unidentified man involved in the incident has not been arrested.

Both men posted bonds of $10,000 and were released from jail.

Sexual assault of a child is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Wiggins, a senior who was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA in April, was indefinitely suspended from the team.

"It's unfortunate certainly for Shevin and all of us," Nebraska coach Frank Solich said. The arrest "shocked us all, but we'll just have to move forward."

Wiggins, also a kick returner, was recruited in 1994 but sat out while gaining academic eligibility. He redshirted in 1995 and played the last three years.

He's best known for when his kicked ball at the goal line was caught by teammate Matt Davison as the Cornhuskers rallied to beat Missouri in 1997.

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