BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana State University's leading rusher, Harvey Williams, broke an unspecified team rule and will not start Saturday when the sixth-ranked Tigers play Cal State Fullerton, Coach Mike Archer said.
"He has been demoted as a tailback for breaking one of our team rules. He will play, but he will not start," Archer said Tuesday.
He would not say what Williams did to draw the punishment. "Our rules are strictly within our football team," he said.
He did say, however, that it could be a one-game demotion.
Senior Sam Martin will start at tailback against Fullerton, Archer said.
Williams was not available for comment.
Martin said he expects that he and Williams will both have plenty of playing time every weekend, just as they did last season.