Weis suspends RB Sims for 3 games
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas coach Charlie Weis has suspended James Sims for the first three games of the 2012 season after the Jayhawks' leading rusher was arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence.
Weis announced the suspension Monday, citing a violation of team rules. The Kansas athletics department declined to specify the rules.
The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/IbK8o3 ) the 20-year-old junior was arrested by campus police around 2:15 a.m. Sunday. Douglas County court records show Sims posted $500 bond and has an April 25 appearance scheduled in municipal court.
Sims started all 12 games in 2011, rushing for 727 yards and nine touchdowns on 182 carries. As a freshman the previous year, the Texas native led the Jayhawks with 742 yards rushing.
Updated April 9, 2012