NU regent, sports psychologist arrested in witness tampering case

OMAHA, Neb. -- University of Nebraska Regent Dr. Jack Stark has been released on his own recognizance after he was arrested on a felony charge of witness tampering.

Douglas County Court documents say the alleged tampering happened almost a year ago. The documents indicate the charge is related to an incident from last August.

The documents also note that Stark is not to have contact with a specific individual, Douglas Anders.

Anders coached women in body-building at an Omaha facility unaffiliated with the university and was convicted of sexual assault in April.

Stark has worked as a sports psychologist for numerous college and pro sports teams, including UNO, Creighton and Nebraska's national championship teams in the 1990s. He was elected to the board of regents in 2020 and began serving in January of this year.

So far, the University has not commented on the arrest. Stark is slated to appear in court Thursday morning.