Former NU football player could face more charges

OMAHA, Neb. | Prosecutors have asked a Douglas County district judge to allow them to charge former University of Nebraska running back Thunder Collins with more crimes in a homicide case.

Prosecutors filed a motion Tuesday to charge 29-year-old Collins with first-degree assault and using a weapon to commit the assault. Collins already faces first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and two related weapons charges. He has pleaded not guilty.

Authorities say Collins was involved in a dispute over a drug deal that sparked a Sept. 23 shooting in midtown Omaha and left a California man dead and another critically injured.

Four others have been charged in connection with the incident.

Collins played for the Cornhuskers from 2000 to 2002.