LINCOLN, Nebraska – According to information provided by the Nebraska Athletic Department, Mickey Joseph is no longer employed by the University of Nebraska and is also no longer a member of the coaching staff for the Husker football team.
The allegations of domestic violence that occurred in November are the basis for the accusations that have been brought against Joseph.
The following is a statement that was released by the Nebraska Athletics Department:
“Coach Joseph is no longer employed by the University of Nebraska and is no longer a member of the football program at the university. We are unable to provide any further comment at this time.”
On November 30, about 2:00 p.m., officers from the Lincoln Police Department responded to the vicinity of South 34th and Tree Line Drive in response to a report of a domestic disturbance, as stated by the Lincoln Police Department.
Officers made contact with the victim at their residence, who told them that Joseph had engaged in “verbal and physical” interaction with them prior to leaving the residence, as evidenced by the court filings.
The affidavit that the victim of the alleged domestic attack submitted is missing certain identifying information, and 10/11 NOW is responsible for this omission.
According to the probable cause affidavit, the victim reported to responding officers that the two were arguing when Joseph allegedly pushed them, causing them to fall on a couch, and then “placed his hands around (their) throat.” This was after Joseph allegedly pushed them, forcing them to fall on the couch.
According to the victim, they were able to throw Joseph off of them and were about to walk away when Joseph “grabbed (their) hair from behind and dragged (them) backward, causing (them) to fall to the ground,” as stated in the documents. The victim then stated that Joseph had struck them with a closed hand while they were unconscious.
According to the affidavit, the officers saw “visible redness and swelling around (their) left eye that was consistent with having been struck.”
Joseph was reportedly seen by another person in the house at the time, a relative of the victim, grabbing the victim by the throat and attempting to flush a cell phone down the toilet. This individual reported their observations to the police.
According to the affidavit, the phone in question was discovered by the police concealed behind a bag of rice.
Joseph was taken into custody by law enforcement when they made contact with him near the 7500 block of San Mateo Lane in Lincoln.
He stated that he did not hit the victim or grab their hair in any way.
There have been allegations made against Joseph of domestic assault and strangulation.