Former Nebraska football player, girlfriend sent to prison on drug charges

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LINCOLN, Nebraska — A former Nebraska football player and his girlfriend have been sent to prison on drug charges.

The Omaha World-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1E9a0Is ) 26-year-old Benjamin Martin was sentenced Thursday to more than 16 years in prison for possessing a firearm to assist drug trafficking and conspiring to sell methamphetamine. Twenty-six-year-old Audrey Glenn received 10 years in prison for conspiring to sell meth.

Martin was found asleep in his car last December and authorities found bullets, a hidden rifle and meth in the vehicle.

Glenn was arrested after a recorded phone call with Martin led authorities to a storage unit. The unit contained more meth.

Martin began playing defensive tackle for the Huskers in 2007, but his college career ended later when he was given a medical hardship scholarship.


Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com

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