College football: Lucky details scarce

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska running back Marlon Lucky, a former North Hollywood High standout, was in fair condition Tuesday with an undisclosed problem, though his family said his hospitalization was not caused by alcohol or “illicit drugs.” The Daily News contacted Lucky’s uncle, Stanley Joseph, on Tuesday, but he declined to go into details. “Everything will be fine,” Joseph said. “But I can’t say anything more at this point.” Lucky’s health has been shrouded in mystery since he was taken Sunday night to BryanLGH Medical Center West. The Lincoln Journal Star reported that Lucky was unconscious when rescue workers arrived at the apartment he shares with teammate Jordan Picou. Lucky’s family issued a statement through the NU athletic department that did not address why emergency personnel were called to his off-campus apartment. “Marlon’s condition continues to improve. He has been removed from the intensive care unit, and his condition has been upgraded to fair,” the family said. “We would like to make it clear that Marlon’s medical emergency did not come about as a result of the use of alcohol or any illicit drugs.” Lucky, from North Hollywood, was slowed by a back injury and shared playing time with three other I-backs as a sophomore in 2006. He started six games and was the team’s second-leading rusher, with 728 yards and six touchdowns. He also caught 32 passes for 383 yards. He averaged 19.1 yards on eight kickoff returns. Cornhuskers head coach Bill Callahan told the past few days have been tough on everyone associated with the Nebraska football program. “I have spent time with both Marlon and his family at the hospital over the past couple days,” Callahan said. “Marlon knows that he has the full support of our football team, coaches and entire athletic department.” last_img

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