Kansas Running back James Sims carries the ball in for a touchdown against Oklahoma State on November 20, 2010 at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.
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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.
But The Kansas City Star reports the 20-year-old rising junior was arrested by campus police around 2:15 a.m. Sunday. The arrest occurred on campus.
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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