Central Michigan will likely be without one of its top players for its road game at Kansas on Saturday.
Star running back Thomas Rawls, a former transfer from Michigan, has been suspended for a violation of team rules, Central Michigan announced this week.
Rawls, who didn’t play last weekend in a 40-3 loss to Syracuse, has been charged with three felonies, stemming from a theft of a purse at a casino in Michigan, according to the Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun.
He rushed for 121 yards in a season-opening victory against Chattanooga, and recorded 30 carries for 155 yards in a 38-17 win over Purdue on Sept. 6.
“I’d be kind of surprised if he played this week; sign me up for that,” KU coach Charlie Weis said on Tuesday. “But I’ve got my own guys’ issues on and off the field. I don’t wish bad on anyone else, but I think that the kid is a legitimate frontline player.”
▪ Junior T.J. Semke has supplanted Andrew Bolton as the starter at tackle, according to the latest depth chart. Senior receiver Nick Harwell is now listed as the starting punt returner.