There was a reason why Jamaal Williams, BYU’s blossoming superstar at running back, was working with the second-team offense as the Cougars opened 2014 preseason training camp on Friday afternoon.

In a post-practice interview session, Williams stared into the sea of cameras, microphones and recorders and confirmed rumors that he has been suspended for one game due to an honor code violation and will miss the Cougars’ opener in four weeks at Connecticut.

"Most definitely I am [going to be suspended]," Williams said. "But after that I can come back for the Texas game. … They told me before camp started yesterday. It is something [where] you have to learn from your mistakes and overcome it. It is just one game. It isn’t like half the season. I’ll be OK."

Williams, who turned 19 in April, was arrested on suspicion of underage drinking in February, but in March, when the charges became public, coach Bronco Mendenhall said the issue had been dealt with internally and Williams was in good standing with the university and the program.