Well, it certainly didn’t take long for Charlie Weis to bring out the hammer and use it on one of the most productive returning players on the offensive side of the ball.
Just a little over a day after running back James Sims was arrested and hit with a drunk-driving charge, Weis announced that the junior-to-be will be suspended for the first three games of the 2012 season. The stated reason was a violation of team rules, which obviously encompasses the operating a vehicle under the influence charge.
“Every player on our team knows and understands our rules and regulations,” said Weis in a statement. “They also know the consequences for violations.”
The three games Sims will miss are all home games and includes one conference foe — South Dakota State, Rice and new Big 12 member TCU.
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.