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54 Days: Pooka Back With Team

Pooka Williams suspended one game for arrest

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Sophomore running back Anthony "Pooka" Williams has been reinstated to Kansas football following a lengthy suspension from all team activities.

In December, Williams was arrested for domestic battery and immediately suspended by the school, who kept mum about his fate even after the case was decided. Williams reached a diversion agreement with the Douglas County Attorney's office in March, but only today did we get formal word from AD Jeff Long and head coach Les Miles.

Though Williams is immediately welcome back to team activities, he will have to sit out the season opener against Indiana State. The University has also given him guidelines, in addition to those named in the diversion agreement, that he must follow to remain a Jayhawk, though those have not been made public.

Williams was KU's leading rusher in 2018, and was far and away their most dynamic player. He was AP 1st team All-Big 12 as a true freshman, and will no doubt be a huge part of the team's offensive plans moving forward.