Kansas University junior snapper Justin Carnes has been suspended for the first three games of the 2012 season for a violation of team rules, KU football coach Charlie Weis announced Saturday afternoon.
"As I have previously stated, every player on our team knows and understands our rules and regulations," Weis said. "They also know the consequences for violations of those rules and regulations."
According to Douglas County jail records, a man named Justin Edward Carnes, 21, was arrested about 3:30 a.m. Saturday after a vehicle stop by a Lawrence police officer near Fourth and Missouri streets. He was taken to jail on suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence, a misdemeanor. He posted $500 bond at 8 a.m. and was released from jail. He was given notice to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court on Sept. 11.
In April, Weis suspended running back James Sims three games for operating a vehicle under the influence.
Carnes served as the Jayhawks’ snapper for PATs and field goals in 10 of their 12 games last season and was listed as the starter at snapper on KU’s depth chart entering fall camp.