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A STAR RUNNING BACK PLAYS A NEW POSITION--VICTIM

THE FACTS ARE THESE: ON SEPT. 10 NEbraska running back Lawrence Phillips was arrested for trespass and assault after he burst into a former girlfriend's apartment at 4:30 a.m., knocked her to the floor, dragged her down three flights of stairs and slammed her head into a mailbox.

The stats are these: Phillips rushed for 1,722 yds. (143.50 yds. a game) as a sophomore in 1994, the third highest total in the nation, while Nebraska marched to a national championship.

The relationship between those facts and those stats was all too apparent last week in Tempe, Arizona, where the Cornhuskers were...

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