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Jayhawks’ leading rusher charged with intoxicated driving

James Sims, Luke Lambert AP

Kansas’ leading rusher the past two seasons could find himself facing some type of disciplinary action from his new head coach following an incident Sunday.

According to the Lawrence Journal World, running back James Sims was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence.  No additional details, including what led to the initial traffic stop by university police, have been made available.

KU’s associate athletic director, Jim Marchiony, told the paper that any punishment for Sims will be handled internally by head coach Charlie Weis.

Sims started all 12 games in 2011, leading the Jayhawks in rushing with 727 yards and nine touchdowns.  He also led the team in the same categories (742, nine) as a true freshman in 2010.

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4 Responses to “Jayhawks’ leading rusher charged with intoxicated driving”
  1. spreadthecheese says: Apr 9, 2012 8:32 AM

    As a Notre Dame fan, I can say that Weis’ best season with ND had the Irish ranked 72nd nationally in rushing. Suspended or not, Sims wasn’t going to get the ball. All Weis does is pass the ball with the occasional draw play in the mix.

  2. fnc111 says: Apr 9, 2012 12:19 PM

    At least Weis could beat Michigan. Same cant be said for the current idiot head coach at ND. About to go 0-3 against those bums. I’m all Irish but I’m going to the first KU game to support Crist and Weis and Ragone. Talk about a raw deal those three got. Now, ND is stuck with a purple faced ego maniac that’s been on campus 30 months and still can’t find a QB at FREAKING ND. One position ND and UCLA should always be rich with is quarterback.

    Go Jayhawks!

  3. spreadthecheese says: Apr 9, 2012 12:22 PM


    Actually, Weis had a losing record against Michigan.

  4. fnc111 says: Apr 11, 2012 12:54 AM


    Did Charlie beat scUM in his first attempt? Yes, in 2005. He took what he was given and found a way to win with solid talent. Kelly couldnt win with floyd, crist, rudolph, eifert, teo, gray, etc. kind of sad. Did Weis beat scUM in 2008? Yes as he took that passing offense you so hate and beat the crap out of them. Kelly’s offense is miserable and couldn’t complete a pass against FSU if they paid him 5 mil more to do so. Kind of getting pathetic when part of the ND fan base would rather go 0-3 against a team instead of 2-3(with awful officiating in the 2009 robbery game).

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