Big 12 suspends 'Husker LB Martin for flagrant hit

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Nebraska will be without linebacker Eric Martin this weekend after the Big 12 took action against the sophomore for a play in the Cornhuskers’ win over Oklahoma State.

According to the conference, Martin has been suspended for one game for what they deemed to be a flagrant hit during a kickoff return Saturday.

Martin was not flagged on the play, but a subsequent review of video replays prompted the conference to take action.

“Mr. Martin committed a flagrant act of targeting an opponent with the crown of his helmet in violation of NCAA Football Rules,” commissioner Dan Beebe said in a statement. “This dangerous hit is one that we in the football community are trying to remove from the game.”

Martin will sit out this weekend’s game against No. 7 Missouri.