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BYU RB Jamaal Williams suspended for game against UCONN

Jamaal Williams breaks tackle vs Wisconsin
Jamaal Williams breaks tackle vs Wisconsin
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BYU confirmed on Sunday that starting running back Jamaal Williams will miss the season opener at Connecticut.

After Friday’s practice, Jamaal Williams acknowledged that a one game suspension was going to happen. The rumors were already floating around as Williams spent the majority of the practice running with the second string.

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Williams committed a BYU honor code violation. During the press session, Williams stated “Most definitely I am suspended.” “They told me before camp started. It’s something where you have to learn from your mistakes and overcome.”

Jamaal Williams seems to be okay with the suspension. He also stated, “It’s only one game, not like it’s half the season. I’ll be Ok. “

According to, Williams was arrested in February for underage drinking and another unspecified summer incident. BYU has strict rules, which includes no drinking of alcohol.

Florida State ranked No.1 in preseason coaches poll.

Jamaal Williams was aware that he would miss the game with UCONN before training camp started. However, coach Mendenhall said he was surprised by Williams disclosing the information to reporters on Friday.

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There’s no word if Jamaal Williams will be suspended for releasing information that BYU obviously didn’t want out to the public. Still, that shouldn’t be a problem. As a University that prides itself on “honesty and integrity,” there shouldn’t be anything wrong with Jamaal Williams announcing the news of the suspension.

If BYU gets by the road game at Connecticut, all will be well with the Cougars. However, if they lose to UCONN, BYU will be facing a must win game at Texas. The Longhorns are under a new regime, and they will be looking for revenge after last years debacle at BYU.

Jamaal Williams rushed for 1233 yards a seven touchdowns in his BYU career. He also averages a gaudy 5.7 yards per carry.


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