After being ticketed for getting into a minor accident and leaving the scene, Nebraska Cornhuskers tight end Eric Miller will play, head coach Bo Pelini announced, calling the fender-bender "no big deal," according to an AP report. He will face further disciplinary action, Pelini said, but it won't include a suspension.
The fate of center Mike Caputo, however, remains unresolved. In the same report, Pelini said he would take another two or three days to decide what action to take regarding Caputo's citation for suspicion of drunken driving after police say he was slumped behind the wheel of a parked, but running, vehicle. Caputo has not been charged, but we'll see whether Pelini also considers this "no big deal."
The Capital One Bowl is annually one of the best non-BCS bowls of the year, and this one's no different. Nebraska will need to be at full strength when ti takes on a tough, if underachieving, South Carolina Gamecocks team on Jan. 2.
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