Nevada Suspends Starting QB


Three days after setting a freshman passing record, starting Nevada quarterback David Neill was suspended following his arrest on felony charges of fraudulent use of a telephone credit card.

Also arrested were wide receivers Mark Marcos and Chris Haagenson. The school's athletic department rules require that they be suspended until the case is resolved.

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  • Marcos is Neill's roommate and is charged with grand larceny, sale or purchase of someone else's credit card and possession of stolen property. He was jailed under $8,500 bail.

    Haagenson was jailed under $6,000 bail on charges of grand larceny and fraudulent use of a credit card.

    Neill is charged with obtaining telephone service without payment and fraudulent use of a credit card.

    Marcos and Haagenson are not playing this season, but the loss of Neill will hurt the team. He set a major college freshman passing record of 611 yards last Saturday against New Mexico State.

    Erik Stidham will start Saturday's game at North Texas.

    Neill told KOLO-TV he mistakenly used the wrong card in making a phone call.

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