Tom Osborne thinks Lawrence Phillips “probably didn’t kill cellmate” declares him eligible for Nebraska season opener

Former Nebraska Cornhusker football star Lawrence Phillips has been named a suspect in the murder of his cellmate at a California prison officials stated on Monday.

Phillips, now 39, was one of the top players in the nation back in 1994 and 1995 when the Nebraska Cornhuskers won back-to-back national championships. He was arrested for beating up his girlfriend back in 1995 but was reinstated by head coach at the time Tom Osborne in time for the National Championship game. “I wouldn’t call it a beating.” Osborne stated.

Phillips had a short career in the NFL and is now serving a prison sentence of more than 31 years. He was convicted of choking his girlfriend in 2005 and drove his car into three teenagers after a disagreement later that same year.

Kern Valley State Prison now says that Phillips is the lead suspect in the murder of his cellmate Damion Soward who was found dead Saturday morning.

But Osborne once again has Phillips’ back. “I wouldn’t call it a murder.” Osborne reiterated. “And I have named him eligible to start in our season opener against BYU on September 5th.”

Osborne, now 78, is currently retired and has no authority to declare anyone eligible.

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NBA rescinds Westbrook technical plus two losses

In a surprising move, the NBA has rescinded not only a technical foul against star point guard Russell Westbrook, but also by erasing two losses from the Oklahoma City Thunder record.

The Thunder, who were sitting just outside the NBA playoff picture in the ninth spot at 44-37 now have a firm hold on the eighth spot with their adjusted record of 46-35.

An NBA executive explained the move. “We looked at the replay of the Westbrook technical and we felt that it was completely undeserved. We also took a look at the Thunder game versus the Pacers, and felt that although Indiana won the game, Oklahoma City tried really hard. And that’s worth something. The other loss was to the New York Knicks back in January but we spoke to the Knicks and they were fine with it.”

The New Orleans Pelicans had previously been sitting at the eight spot as they held the tiebreaker over the Thunder.

“We are stunned” said Pelicans coach Monty Williams. “We won our games fair and square. How can the league just manipulate the standings like that? I mean, what’s next? Is the league going to swindle the Timberwolves out of the number one draft pick and award it to the Lakers?”