Most college basketball fans probably haven’t heard of Nebraska point guard Deverell Biggs, that is until now of course. The 6-foot junior, who is redshirting this season after transferring from JuCo Seward County Community College, got himself into some trouble in Omaha this past weekend.
According to the Associated Press, Biggs was cited for suspicion of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. The Omaha described the incident into further detail:
“Biggs, a 20-year-old junior, was waiting for the stoplight to change at Howard and 15th Streets about 1:40 a.m. Sunday, according to an Omaha police report. A Bellevue man stopped behind him, also facing west, told police Biggs remained parked in his Chevrolet Suburban through several light changes.
Biggs then backed his car into the Bellevue man’s Mercedes, got out of his car and briefly talked with the man but drove away before the two could exchange information, according to police.”
Police caught up with Biggs after the accident was reported, and blew a .134 – the legal limit is .08 – when asked to blow into a breathalyzer.
“I told Deverell we would meet on the 26th and handle it,” said head coach Tim Miles, when asked of the transgressions of one of his most promising players. “I’m obviously greatly disappointed in the report and Deverell’s actions. I’ll gather more information before making a decision on disciplinary action.”
Biggs has achieved great success in his basketball career, having led Omaha Central to three straight Class A state titles in high school, and then being named an All-American in his final season at the Junior College level.
Biggs has a lot of time to think about the big mistake he made, and hopefully for his sake, it won’t cost him the opportunity to play in front of his home state.
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