Posted by Chip Patterson
BYU junior O'Neil Chambers wrote himself into the Cougars record book on Saturday. Just days later, it was announced that the speedy wide receiver from Harold, Florida had written himself right out of the lineup for the remainder of the 2010 season.
Chambers became BYU's all-time leader in kickoff return yardage against TCU, but head coach Bronco Mendenhall decided the risk might not be worth the reward for a player who has had difficulty keeping himself out of trouble off the field. According to a release from the university, Chambers has been suspended indefinitely for disciplinary reasons and will not participate with the team for the remainder of the 2010 season.
He already missed two games for a prior disciplinary suspension in 2010, and also missed all of spring practice to "concentrate on academics." Chambers was supposed to be an instant playmaker for the Cougars. An SEC-caliber recruit who had the potential to dominate in the Mountain West Conference. The return yards have been a nice addition to the special teams, but he has failed to make any sort of impression on the offensive end. Only catching five balls in five games, he is doing very little to help an already struggling BYU offense.