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BYU Running Back

ARRESTED FOR BOOZING

Was In Car with Sober Designated Driver

3/24/2014 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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BYU running back Jamaal Williams was arrested for underage drinking in Utah recently ... despite the fact he was in a car, on his way home, with a sober designated driver behind the wheel. 

TMZ Sports has learned ... the 18-year-old sophomore (a rising star who's expected to start next year) was a passenger in a car that was pulled over for speeding around 2am on February 16. 

Law enforcement tells us ... the officer approached the car and smelled booze and decided to test the driver and the two passengers, because all of them appeared under the age of 21. 

Cops determined the driver was 100% sober -- but Williams blew "about a .12" on the breathalyzer ... and was immediately cited for misdemeanor underage drinking.

Williams appeared in court in Utah this week and plead not guilty to the charge, He's schedule to appear in court in May. 

Jamaal's football career at BYU could be in jeopardy -- since a conviction would be a violation of the school's honor code ... which the university has been known to enforce. 

Just ask former BYU basketball player Brandon Davies, who was kicked off the team in 2011 for having premarital sex.

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7 COMMENTS

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1.

Vote2012    

We now live in a police state, the cops are out of control they operate as if the law does not apply to them, and they hassle everybody, blacks, whites, green people and purple people.

216 days ago
2.

Trent C.    

Jamaal's football career isn't in jeopardy... This is a much different than Brandon Davies' case. If he is suspended, it will be for a game at the most.

216 days ago
3.

maintboy    

another cult with rules only the fools in charge can break hope the all drink the jim jones koolaid its yummy

216 days ago
4.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

You know why those mormons were after him

216 days ago
5.

Risa    

Not all of us out here in Utah are Mormans...

214 days ago

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