Nebraska's David Santos says he's trying to forget about the fight this summer that left him injured and led to two of his fellow defensive players being kicked off the team.
The knot and scar on his forehead are constant reminders.
''Stuff happens, and it's unfortunate,'' Santos said Friday. ''As a team we've kind of moved past that. We're focused on football first of all. Stuff happens to regular people, and stuff happens to us. You've got to learn from it and move on, and that's what we've done. We've moved on to the next thing.''
Santos required a couple stitches after he was hit by a bottle during a skirmish at a house party in Lincoln in late June. Defensive end Ernest Suttles was ticketed on suspicion of misdemeanor assault and kicked off the team. Linebacker Thomas Brown also was dismissed.
Santos played in 13 games as a freshman last season and is projected to start at linebacker this fall. He said he isn't worried about team chemistry being negatively affected.