Kansas star running back Pooka Williams has rejoined the team, though his punishment stemming from a domestic battery incident last December is not entirely over.
In a university release, Kansas announced that while Williams is back with the Jayhawks, he will still serve a one-game suspension for the 2019 season opener against Indiana State. He had previously been suspended from all football-related activities by coach Les Miles; however, Williams was granted a diversion agreement at the start of the year, which he signed in March. The details of that program included refraining from alcohol and drug use for the next year along with 40 hours of community service, among other requirements. As such, his misdemeanor charge for domestic battery against an 18-year-old female victim was dropped.