Statement from Danny Muy's family
There has been much confusion and speculation regarding Danny Muy
and his future at the University of Nebraska. This statement is an attempt to
put the rumors to rest.
Danny Muy has requested a transfer from the
University of Nebraska. This request has been granted by the coaching staff and
the athletic director. Danny continues to attend classes and will take his
semester exams. Following those exams, Danny will return to
The year 2004 has been a very difficult year in the
Muy/McPherson household. Danny's mother was diagnosed in early 2004 with breast
cancer. This diagnosis came at the same time as his commitment to NU. This
situation delayed Danny's arrival at Nebraska's voluntary summer workout
program. Since then, Danny has been understandably preoccupied with his mother's
diagnosis, multiple surgeries, treatment, therapy and ongoing recovery. Her
recovery is proceeding very well and her prognosis is excellent.
initiated the process to bring his situation at Nebraska to closure, to seek his
release from the university and to make an effort to find a school closer to
home. His decision displayed initiative and took a great deal of courage. We
personally want to thank Theresa Becker in Nebraska's compliance office and
academic counselor Kim Schellpeper. Their professionalism and sincere concern
for Danny's well-being have been a tremendous source of strength to him during
Danny has made many friends among the Nebraska football
team. He will miss them. But the thing Danny will miss the most is the support
and encouragement of the Husker fans. We want to thank the always-faithful
Nebraska fans for all their notes of support and encouragement. They are truly
the finest fans in sport.
Many Husker fans have asked what they can do to
help. We ask that they help fund research to find a cure for breast cancer and
do everything they can to promote awareness. Toward that end, we encourage
Husker and Buffalo fans alike to wear something pink to the game this coming
Friday, November 26th.
Danny Muy will forever be known as the first
player to commit to Bill Callahan at Nebraska. His place in NU lore and history
To respect the privacy of all involved, this will be the only
statement we will issue and neither we nor Danny will take calls or answer
questions from the media, at this time. We ask that you respect our wishes on
In closing, we anticipate that whatever school Danny attends
may elect to file a hardship waiver to waive the one-year Division 1-A waiting
period and allow him to play immediately. We are hopeful the NCAA will honor the
request, if indeed it is made, and allow Danny to return to active football
status next season.
Scott and Marta McPherson
Parents of Danny
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Muy family official statement on transfer
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