LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska offensive lineman Alex Lewis doesn't run away from that spring night in 2013 that threatened to derail his football career. He owns it but refuses to let it define him.
It was 15 months ago that he walked out of a Colorado jail where he served almost a month for his role in an alcohol-fueled assault. Now he's one of the Cornhuskers' team captains, just like his dad Bill Lewis was in 1985.
"Looking back two years ago, I was in a dark place," Alex Lewis said. "To be called co-captain with five other teammates of mine is a pretty cool feeling - something that I get to express one day hopefully to my children, my children's children, and they'll get to come in the hallway and see my photo with my father. It's something me and him can share together and look back down the road and be proud of it."