Nebraska Football Involved In Bizarre Lawsuit Over Touchdown Tradition

An Omaha man has filed a lawsuit against the University of Nebraska seeking to halt a long-standing tradition of the football team. 

The Huskers' offense? Releasing red balloons into the air. The 50-plus year tradition occurs every time the team scores its first touchdown in a game.

The man filing the suit, Randall S. Krause, says the practice poses a threat to young children and wildlife, equating it to "the open dumping of solid waste. Krause's full complaint was detailed in a 14-page document. 

The university has not yet commented on the issue, but in its defense, Nebraska makes it a point to use biodegradable latex and cotton strings on the balloons that go into the air.

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