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BYU Expels Jenkins After 2nd Violation

December 26, 1998|From Staff and Wire Reports

Brigham Young University has expelled running back Ronney Jenkins, a sophomore from Hueneme High in Oxnard, for his second violation of the school's honor code.

Jenkins allegedly committed a sexual transgression of the honor code, which includes prohibitions on premarital sex and the use of alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs. Jenkins was suspended for the 1997 season for the same reason.

Jenkins ran for 1,307 yards and 13 touchdowns this season--second best in BYU history--and needed only 930 yards in the next two seasons to surpass Jamal Willis' school record of 2,970.

Jenkins can transfer to another Division I-A school, but would have to sit out next season and lose a year of eligibility because of transfer rules and because he already used his redshirt season while he was suspended in 1997. He could play next season if he transfers to a Division I-AA school. If he decides to turn pro, he has until Jan. 8 to make himself available for the NFL draft. Jenkins, who was expelled Thursday, could not be reached for comment.

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