Kansas reinstates RB Williams

Kansas reinstated suspended running back Pooka Williams on Monday, though he will miss the season’s first game as part of his punishment for his December arrest.Williams was arrested by university police and charged with domestic battery on Dec. 5, and the criminal charges were settled through a diversion program. Days after his arrest, then-newly hired head coach Les Miles suspended him from team activities.In addition to sitting out the Aug. 31 game against Indiana State, Williams also must serve university probation until he graduates, attend meetings each month with a university conduct officer, complete 40 hours of community service and go through a sexual violence accountability course offered on campus.These requirements are in addition to the terms stipulated in the diversion agreement with prosecutors.As a freshman in 2018, Williams led the Jayhawks with 1,125 yards rushing and seven touchdowns. He also led the Big 12 with 1,660 all-purpose yards and was the conference’s Offensive Freshman of the Year.In a university news release, Williams expressed his remorse.