Charges against Nebraska TE Cotton dropped

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

The Lancaster County attorney's office has dismissed charges against Nebraska tight end Ben Cotton after he was cited for alleged involvement in a February dispute.

On Feb. 28, Nebraska campus police cited Cotton for minor's consumption of alcohol, disturbing the peace and trespassing after responding to a quarrel inside a school dormitory, the Lincoln Journal-Star reported.

Cotton, the son of Nebraska offensive line coach Barney Cotton, was charged March 13 with minor consumption and disturbing the peace, but the case was dismissed by a county prosecutor last week, the Omaha World-Herald reported.

Cotton was a heralded prospect who redshirted for the Cornhuskers last season. He is expected to challenge for a starting job during spring practice, which begins Wednesday.