Arik Gilbert (Courtesy of Lincoln Police)

LINCOLN–(KFOR Jan. 30)–A former Nebraska football player avoids jail time.

According to court records, Arik Gilbert pleaded no contest on Tuesday to first-degree criminal trespassing and criminal mischief, following a burglary last August at SJ’s Liquor near 27th and “O” Street.  Gilbert was seen on security footage breaking into the liquor store and vape shop.

As a result of the deal, Gilbert was fined $400 and has to pay a $450 fine in restitution to the shop.  Initially, Gilbert was charged with burglary.  He was a tight end on the Husker football team after transferring from Georgia.