Weis suspends RB Sims for 3 games

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Associated Press

Posted on April 9, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 9 at 3:31 PM

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.

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