Originally published August 25, 2012 at 03:29p.m., updated August 25, 2012 at 04:57p.m.

KU long snapper Justin Carnes suspended three games


Kansas University junior snapper Justin Carnes has been suspended for the first three games of the 2012 season for a violation of team rules, KU football coach Charlie Weis announced Saturday afternoon.

"As I have previously stated, every player on our team knows and understands our rules and regulations," Weis said. "They also know the consequences for violations of those rules and regulations."

According to Douglas County jail records, a man named Justin Edward Carnes, 21, was arrested about 3:30 a.m. Saturday after a vehicle stop by a Lawrence police officer near Fourth and Missouri streets. He was taken to jail on suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence, a misdemeanor. He posted $500 bond at 8 a.m. and was released from jail. He was given notice to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court on Sept. 11.

In April, Weis suspended running back James Sims three games for operating a vehicle under the influence.

Carnes served as the Jayhawks’ snapper for PATs and field goals in 10 of their 12 games last season and was listed as the starter at snapper on KU’s depth chart entering fall camp.


tdscpa 1 year, 7 months ago

I rolled a $300 car on a twisty Lawrence street back in 1965. Didn't get suspended from anything, but had to get a "new" $250 car. Rumor was, alcohol was involved. No charges filed (in court). My bank account was also totaled.


eastcoasthawk 1 year, 8 months ago

Read this headline and immediately thought this could put some of the expected wins in jeopardy. Weis is doing the right thing and must be extremely frustrated over this. He is judged by W's and L's and this could impact them. Well done Coach Weis. While we all want to win, it is not the end all, be all of this program and university.


wats211 1 year, 8 months ago

sneaking home the back way fromthe Jet Lag...oh how i remember those days...and so do all of you..or was it the Yacht was awesome


johninkc1 1 year, 8 months ago

Discipline yes, but 3 games seems a bit excessive for a lapse in judgement that most people are guilty of committing.


jhawkln 1 year, 8 months ago

Hopefully he was going for burrito king and not taco bell!


IrishCharlie 1 year, 8 months ago

maybe mr Bill Self will learn to do the right thing from Charlie!


lawrencian 1 year, 8 months ago

Haven't these boys heard of KU's SafeRide program? Although, at 3:30 a.m., that's a bit outside their hours, I think... but if you call by 2:30, you get a free ride home from anywhere in town, right?


oneeye_wilbur 1 year, 8 months ago

Why suspend them for the easy games? Wait until the "prestige" team and then make them sit it out, humiliate the player a bit. The others will take heed.


texashawk10 1 year, 8 months ago

Hope KU doesn't lose one of their first 3 games because of a botched snap on a punt or field goal. Long snapping is one of those things most people take for granted until it goes wrong and KU has had their fair share of issues with bad snaps the past couple of seasons.

Those of you on here who have kids playing football now, teach them to long snap because that is a great way to get a scholarship because every team needs a quality long snapper.


jayhawk_93 1 year, 8 months ago

If he's the same Justin Carnes showing up in the Douglas County Sheriff booking report, it's OUI. He gets the same hammer as James Sims.

100% behind Weis. No tolerance for stupidity and selfishness.


SEsco10 1 year, 8 months ago

Rustin Dodds last tweet should tell you something


bville_hawk 1 year, 8 months ago

Good job, Charlie. Making everyone toe the line with no exceptions makes for good team harmony and gives you a better foundation for long-term success.


Katy Shaflestad 1 year, 8 months ago

Wonder what he did. /sigh Way to go buddy. Letting your teammates down!


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