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KU star running back Pooka Williams arrested in Lawrence

KU star running back arrested in Lawrence
Posted at 10:10 AM, Dec 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-07 16:03:24-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Pooka Williams, a breakout star from the 2018 Kansas Jayhawks football team, was arrested Thursday in Lawrence, Kansas.

The Douglas County, Kansas Sheriff’s booking log shows Williams was arrested at the KU Public Safety office Thursday afternoon.

Newly-hired head coach Les Miles said in a statement Friday to 41 Action News that Williams has been suspended from the team pending an investigation.

“We are aware of a reported incident involving Pooka Williams and we are taking these allegations very seriously.  We have suspended Pooka from all team-related activities pending further investigation.”

KU Police said an 18-year-old student reported that early in the morning on Dec. 5, she was in a physical altercation with a 19-year-old male student in the Stouffer Place apartments.

While the woman was not seriously hurt, police questioned and later arrested the student.