The general reaction to Peter Gammons mysterious tweet above has been varied, but mostly "this guy knows nothing" and "nebraska basher!" However, I'm not one to let a good rumor go to waste. If what he's hinting at is true, then Kansas City should hear some confirmation of Starling's decision soon, perhaps before the August 15 deadline.
Here's the story via ESPN from this weekend that is heating up this rumor:
The freshman quarterback who was drafted No. 5 overall by the Kansas City Royals in June did not practice and was not listed on the roster as the Huskers took the practice field for the first time on Saturday. Head coach Bo Pelini said Starling, who arrived in Lincoln last month, won't practice until he decides whether he will sign with the Royals. Kansas City must sign him by Aug. 15.
"He's got a lot at risk," Pelini told reporters. "We communicated with the family and decided this is the best way to go about this. We're on the same page."
Pelini sounded a different tune at Big Ten media days last week, saying Starling's advisers weren't running the program. But it makes sense for both parties. Starling shouldn't risk an injury now with the possibility of signing for millions of dollars on the immediate horizon. And though Nebraska would love to get him acclimated as quickly as possible, it doesn't seem like a great idea to give him important reps in practice if he's going to leave in less than 10 days.