Former Husker Star Accused of 2 Hit-and-Runs

Scott Strasburg began his career at Nebraska as a walk-on in 1981. By the time he graduated he was a consensus All-Conference player, an NFL Draft Pick, and a post-graduate scholarship winner.

Things were looking up for the young defensive end as he played his final season with Nebraska in 1984-85. Since then, Strasburger gained his medical license as an orthopedic surgeon in the Lincoln area.

However, last year that license was suspended by the Attorney General’s Office for practicing medicine and surgery while impaired.

The former Husker star began his own clinic after his resignation from his former firm coincidentally soon after taking a drug test. His independent clinic lasted only a few months before his license was suspended. While old news, his name has surfaced again. Accused of a multiple hit-and-runs in recent hours.

According to a Lincoln Police Report and

Molly Burgher saw Strasburger’s vehicle stopped in an intersection, obstructing traffic. She proceeded past him and stopped at a stoplight on Cotner Boulevard and A Street. Then, in her rear-view mirror, she saw the Land Rover “approaching her at a speed where she did not think the vehicle was going to stop.”

Strasburger attempted to change lanes and struck Burgher’s car, causing significant damage. Burgher and Strasburger pulled over. She said she tried to get information from Strasburger, but he could not write legibly. A 6-year-old girl was in the car with him, said Officer Katie Flood of the Lincoln Police Department.

Strasburger told Burgher that he needed to leave and drove off. A short time later, Strasburger hit a parked car in a neighborhood and did not stop, police said.

While the charges loom, Strasburger has apparently still not contacted his attorney and has little-to-no recognition of the actual incidents.

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