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Suspended BYU RB Jamaal Williams has a new hobby

First Published Aug 02 2014 12:59AM      Last Updated Aug 02 2014 12:17 pm

Even while courageously discussing the latest missteps that will cost him the opportunity to play in BYU’s season opener on Aug. 29 at UConn, junior running back Jamaal Williams somehow managed to make us all laugh tonight.

Three times, maybe more.

Go here to read the serious stuff — the details on Williams’ one-game suspension, and reaction from JW, head coach Bronco Mendenhall and quarterback Taysom Hill.

Keep reading here — or check out my colleague Brennan Smith’s video on the Tribune’s web site — for more of what the self-deprecating Williams had to say.

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p class="TEXT_w_Indent"> For instance, somebody asked Williams whether that was his playlist heard on the speakers at practice, music that was around before he was even born.

"If it was my play list, it would have been explicit," he said. "I can’t play my music. Maybe if I go on Pandora and get the clean version. But yeah, my music is nowhere near going to be playing here, at all."

Moments later, Williams told us all what he is going to be doing in his next two years at BYU to stay out of trouble: roller skating.

"It ain’t no secret, though [what he did]. It is still breaking the honor code, but it is something you have to endure for these next two years. It is not something I like doing, it was just in the heat of the moment, a thing like that. It is not something I want to keep doing, or nothing like that. I got other things to do. I have already started doing new hobbies and everything."

Like what, Jamaal?

"If you ever see me on the weekends, you will find me at Classic Skating. You may laugh, but I am pretty good, now, and I will be in there. That’s what I will be doing: Classic Skating. If you want to come, you can come rolling in if you need to, but I will be at Classic Skating. You will see me doing nothing but Classic Skating, NetFlix, hanging out with friends and teammates and going to other sports games, but that’s pretty much it.

I am going to do these two years right. The first two years were a whole bunch of rebel stages and not knowing the right way of coming in here and enjoying BYU life. But these next two years are going to be pretty exciting."

Williams then talked about going roller skating with his mother and how she fell on her backside a time or two.

"She did it. She fell straight on her butt. I tried to help her up, because she’s my momma, you know? I said, it is OK mom, you will get it next time."

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