Kansas sus­pends RB Wil­liams af­ter as­sault ar­rest

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Kansas run­ning back Pooka Wil­liams was sus­pended by the Jay­hawks on Fri­day af­ter his ar­rest on sus­pi­cion of do­mes­tic bat­tery, the same day the star fresh­man was cho­sen Big 12 new­comer of the year.

Wil­liams, whose given name is An­thony Ray Wil­liams, was in­volved in a phys­i­cal con­fronta­tion at a Lawrence apart­ment com­plex Thurs­day, univer­sity po­lice said in a state­ment. The woman re­ported mi­nor in­juries, and the in­ci­dent re­port in­di­cates that she sus­tained in­juries from bod­ily force.

Coach Les Miles, who was hired just two a cou­ple weeks ago, said in a state­ment that Wil­liams had been sus­pended from all team ac­tiv­i­ties pend­ing fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Wil­liams ran for 1,125 yards and seven touch­downs af­ter miss­ing the opener amid ques­tions about his el­i­gi­bil­ity, and he added 289 yards and two touch­downs through the air.

Florida AD open to sched­ul­ing UCF: Florida ath­let­ics di­rec­tor Scott Strick­lin said he would be open to sched­ul­ing a foot­ball game, or even se­ries, with UCF. The game would pit one of the na­tion’s sto­ried pro­grams and the state’s flag­ship univer­sity against one of fastest ris­ing pro­grams in col­lege foot­ball and a univer­sity with the state’s largest en­roll­ment.

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