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James Sims Suspended Three Games From Kansas 2012 Football Season

The Kansas Jayhawks football team will be without their leading rusher of the last two season as James Sims has been suspended the first games of the 2012 season for a DUI on Sunday. Sims has led the team in rushing the last two seasons, but now Charlie Weis must adjust his backfield in his first season as head coach.

"Every player on our team knows and understands our rules and regulations," Weis said in a press release Monday. "They also know the consequences for violations."

It’s a dry statement made about Sims coming from the head coach, so it’s hard to read anything between the lines concerning any frustration or emotion. The junior back should return to the top of the depth chart, but given the competition from Brandon Bourbon and Tony Pierson, anything is possible mid-season.

Last season, Sims ran 182 times for 727 yards and 9 touchdowns.

Check out more about the Jayhawks spring football sessions at Rock Chalk Talk.