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Former Nebraska football interim head coach Mickey Joseph was arrested Wednesday on charges of strangulation and domestic assault. 

According to Lincoln Police, at around 2 pm police were sent to a residence near 34th Street and Tree Line Drive to investigate a report of domestic disturbance. 

After investigation, Joseph, 54, was arrested at a separate location on suspicion of strangulation and 3rd-degree domestic assault. He was booked into the Lancaster County Jail. 

Nebraska Athletic Director Trev Alberts released a statement Wednesday evening. 

“I was made aware of the charges against Coach Joseph and given the nature of the allegations and based on University policy he has been placed on administrative leave,” he wrote in the release. “We will have no additional comment at this time.” 

Joseph had just finished coaching his first season at Nebraska after coming from LSU. Joseph took over as interim head coach on September 11 after the firing of Scott Frost, and finishing the season with a 3-6 record, including the 24-17 victory over Iowa just last Friday to close out the season. 

Anthony Rubek is a freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a sports media and journalism double major at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. He is from La Vista, NE and one day hopes to cover sports as a writer. In his free time, he enjoys running and watching sports.