January 05, 2011
Baker Steinkuhler was fined $400 and his license was suspended for 60 days after he pleaded guilty to a charge of first-offense DUI stemming from his arrest Dec. 7. The junior defensive tackle for NU was also given six months probation.
Steinkuhler, 21, was cited after a routine traffic stop. His blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.115. The legal limit is 0.08 percent.
At the time of his arrest Nebraska Coach Bo Pelini described him as â€œa tremendous young man who made a mistake in judgment.â€
Lancaster County Judge Laurie Yardley also sentenced him to nine months probation.
Pelini suspended Steinkuhler for the Holiday Bowl. Nebraska lost to Washington, 19-7. Steinkuhler, 6-feet-6 and 290 pounds, started all 13 regular season games for the Huskers in 2010.
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