LINCOLN–(KFOR Aug. 29)–Nebraska football tight end Arik Gilbert has been arrested following a burglary report early Tuesday morning at SJ’s Liquor and Vape Shop near 27th and “O” Street.
Lincoln Police say in a release to KFOR News officers found a glass door that had been shattered with large cement chunks from the parking lot. Investigators also found a suspect, walking toward the exit carrying a bag. Gilbert was identified and arrested without incident on suspicion of burglary.
More than $1,600 worth of products, including a variety of vape products, Delta 8, cigars and lighters, were in the bag. Damage to the door is around $650.
Late Tuesday morning, Nebraska head football coach Matt Rhule said he got a call about the news as soon as he came into work Tuesday.
“Obviously, really disappointed, really sad for him,” Rhule said. “When we took Arik, we knew we had a really good group of people who were going to help him through some of the issues he’s dealing with in his life. I’ve been really proud of the job he’s done this spring and summer. To be honest, during camp he’s had some struggles, he’s been working to overcome them. We have a great group of people here trying to help him and then, obviously, last night happens.”