Kansas’ Pooka Williams Suspended After Arrest for Suspicion of Domestic Battery

The suspension is one of head coach Les Miles' first big decisions since he was hired.

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Kansas Jayhawks running back Pooka Williams has been arrested on a suspicion of domestic battery. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
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Kansas Jayhawks running back Pooka Williams has been suspended from the team after he was arrested on Thursday for suspicion of domestic battery against his girlfriend.

Head coach Les Miles — who was only just hired on Nov. 18 — said Williams will not be involved in any team activities while the university is investigating the claim made against him, according to Bleacher Report.

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

Officially, Williams was arrested for “knowing or reckless bodily harm to family/person in dating relationship,” the Kansas City Star reported, but no further details have been released.

Williams was a 4-star recruit coming out of high school and was expected to contribute majorly to the Jayhawks this season and beyond. He ran for 1,125 yards as a freshman with seven touchdowns and an average of 7.0 yards per carry.

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