Former Husker pleads guilty in drug, weapons case

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A former Nebraska football player has pleaded guilty to federal gun and drug charges.

The Lincoln Journal Star says 26-year-old Benjamin Martin made the pleas Monday at a hearing in Lincoln.

Authorities say a passer-by found Martin slumped over in his car in a Lincoln parking lot on Dec. 20. When officers awoke Martin, he opened his car door and rifle rounds spilled into the parking lot. Officers say they found a rifle, more than $48,500 in cash and methamphetamine in the car and later found more meth in a storage unit rented in Martin's name.

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

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