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BYU’s top RB facing alcohol charge

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An incident that occurred over a month ago could have a significant impact on BYU’s ground game moving forward.

Multiple media outlets in the area are reporting that running back Jamaal Williams was arrested on Feb. 16 and charged with underage consumption of alcohol.  The junior pleaded not guilty to the charge, and a pre-trial conference is scheduled for May 7.

Details of what led to the arrest have not yet been made available.

Thus far, the school has declined to say what if any type of punitive measures Williams could be facing.  Williams has been a full participant in spring practice for the Cougars this year, although it’s unclear if the coaching staff was aware of the incident.

If Williams were to be suspended for any length of time, it would serve as a significant blow to the Cougars’ offense.  In 2012, he led Cougar running backs with 1,233 yards rushing and seven rushing touchdowns.  As a true freshman in 2012, he led the team with 775 yards and 12 touchdowns despite playing very sparingly the first four games of the year.

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7 Responses to “BYU’s top RB facing alcohol charge”
  1. classyjacklambert says: Mar 24, 2014 7:03 PM

    Now this IS a surprise.

  2. cpfirish says: Mar 24, 2014 9:01 PM

    Only at BYU.. Haha! Come on he is a college kid! I mean that’s what we all did in college was have fun.!

  3. onlyoneleft says: Mar 24, 2014 9:13 PM

    John Taylor, when are you going to report the arrest of the S. Carolina lineman, Rodgers? Get your head out of Slurrier’s butt and do like you do when a Michigan, Awbarn, UGA or Bama player is arrested.

  4. John Taylor says: Mar 24, 2014 9:17 PM

    Hey genius:

    http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/03/23/alcohol-related-incident-nets-gamecocks-an-arrest-charges/

    Speaking of a head up a butt…

  5. jimbo75025 says: Mar 24, 2014 10:44 PM

    JT,
    Is the implication that he would be suspended because of the legal aspect or BYU’s honor code?

    Got the whole underage consumption thing when I was a young lad and all he can expect is a few hundred $ in fines and a year of unsupervised probation. Unless he screws up again in that year then the whole thing is basically forgotten about.

    The BYU honor code may be a tougher nut/penalty to crack on the UA consumption than the legal aspect.

  6. John Taylor says: Mar 24, 2014 10:48 PM

    Jimbo: most definitely the honor code aspect.

  7. balfe13 says: Mar 24, 2014 11:45 PM

    Yeah, if the kid (Brandon Davies?) from the basketball team when they had Jimmer-Mania going on was suspended for alleged pre-marital sex, I can only imagine that they’ll have a harder (no pun intended) punishment for someone who breaks both the honor code and the law.

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