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KU running back James Sims arrested for operating under the influence

April 8, 2012

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A Kansas University football player was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence early Sunday morning, according to Jim Marchiony, associate athletic director.

James D. Sims, 20, a junior running back originally from Irving, Texas, who started all 12 football games in his sophomore season, was arrested in the 1300 block of Jayhawk Boulevard shortly after 2:15 a.m. Sunday.

Marchiony said the team will handle discipline for Sims internally.

According to Douglas County Jail records, Sims posted a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in municipal court on April 25.

Additional details concerning the arrest were not available from the KU Public Safety Office on Sunday.

Comments

TopJayhawk 2 years ago

and by the way. It is a three game suspension. Pretty heavy. Good job Charile.

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somedude20 2 years ago

Maybe this dude believes the hype that life begins at conception which could make him 21. Can't have it both ways there MAD MOMS OF GOD! Babies are 9 months old when birthed so a 20yr 3month old should be able to drink. God knows they can go off to war at 20.3

David Lee Roth is JESUS!

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bd 2 years ago

At least a chalupa was not involved!!!!

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catfishturkeyhunter 2 years ago

Say it aint so. Surely a KU player didn't break the law. I thought only Kentucky Players did that bwaahahaaaaa. Atleast thats what the story was last week lol.

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toe 2 years ago

This is the first good sign of a better year ahead in football. The more bad press, the better the team.

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Gregory Newman 2 years ago

send him home and quit recruiting Texas. Recruit California

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Armen Kurdian 2 years ago

Could be he took too much Nyquil for that sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy-head, fever so he could rest medicine.

Yes I know my grammar is incorrect in the previous sentence. Still sounds funny though.

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Vaildini 2 years ago

Bad judgement. 1 of many college kids in this town to do so. Very unfortunate. Hope he learns from this. To think he should be kicked off the team is riciculous. To think its athletic preferential treatment isn't realistic. Normal treatment doesn't get you listed in tyhe newspaper and publically ridiculed in as forum so I don't know how it gets better for him. If he has kept his nose clean til now he will probably face some kind of diversion. This is serious but unfortunatly not uncommon. For posters who think this is unbearable you should get out and see the world more. Let's teach the kid and all the reat who were operating under the influence that night aand every night.

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Richard Heckler 2 years ago

Will a KU athlete receive preferential treatment?

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hitme 2 years ago

If team discipline follows the Pinkel Precedent, it's a one game suspension.

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sundancewierdo 2 years ago

bummer, not the kind of stories I like to see about KU football. He!! with it, get rid of him...

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juma 2 years ago

Who sold him the alcohol?????? WTF!!!! He is underage; he knows he is underage. Who is to blame?? HIM.

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mutualrespect37 2 years ago

Please arrest all the m-fing street harassers in this hellhole town who are so aggressive about approaching complete strangers. I should be able to put my recycling out without a complete stranger feeling entitled to approach me with a patronizing attitude. Stinking Lawrence people are so braindead their only idea about how to relate to strangers is to be offensively patronizing! Turkeys!! Pests!! They are so abusive and frighteningly ignorant!! I have the right to feel safe on my own porch. I do not like stupid people, and obviously anyone who approaches strangers with this plug-stupid attitude is way dumb.

These people have been mindlessly brainwashed to think they are God's gifts when they are obviously way too stupid to "help" ANYBUNNY. No thinking person wants to deal with them, and no one should have to. They need to back off and mind their Illegal stalking, offensive business. Throw these bigots in the can and lose the key.

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juma 2 years ago

i was at a meeting a few weeks ago where the speaker was the football coach from Alabama? (don't remember the name). Anyway, he told the story of a player (similar to this situation) and he told this player that his lack of judgement could result in 30M$$$ difference if drafted. Tell this young, stupid kid that OK Coach.

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Boomtroculous 2 years ago

Doesn't matter anyway, he's a football player and there are special rules for football players.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years ago

"but James looks like he has pro potential. "

No. Not even close.

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James Minor 2 years ago

Charlie may have a challenge with the discipline. James is a good running back and unless he has some prior problems he may have to put some strict discipline on him but keep him on the team. The other players were has beens going nowwhere, but James looks like he has pro potential. KU needs to find out who sold him the alcohol if drinking was the issue and punish them too.

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UNIKU 2 years ago

Sims was clearly framed by the big mean KUPD....

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Paula Kissinger 2 years ago

OK...we are about to see what Charlie is all about. If Sims is not formally charged or suffers no consequences then it is the same old Athletic Department at work. BTW...WTG KUPD !

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autie 2 years ago

Arrested. 2:15 a.m.. Jayhawk Blvd. I guess I can work off the assumption that Mr. Sims won't be making an A in symbolic logic anytime soon. I will be curious to see how Mr. Weiss deals with this.

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Bill Lee 2 years ago

Isn't the drinking age in Kansas 21?

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