Former Husker accused of not reporting to jail for 300-day pot sentence is picked up in Omaha


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LINCOLN, Nebraska — A former Nebraska football team captain who authorities say didn't show up to serve his 300-day pot sentence has been picked up in Omaha.

Online court records say 40-year-old Vershan Jackson was taken into custody on Tuesday. Lancaster County Jail records say Jackson remained in custody there on Thursday.

Jackson had pleaded no contest and was convicted of attempted possession for sale of a controlled substance. Lincoln police say an officer watched a marijuana sale occur July 18, 2012, between Jackson and another man in a parking lot.

Jackson's subsequent appeal failed, and he was ordered to report to jail on Dec. 8 last year. He didn't, so a bench warrant for his arrest was issued.

Jackson was a Husker captain in 1997.

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