Mike Williams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie wide receiver, was arrested for suspicion of DUI early Friday morning. According to the records, Williams was driving 12 mph over the speed limit and swerving in and out of the lanes. He was arrested near Highway 301 at about 2:45 am and released after posting his $500 bail at 8:04 am.
The real kicker here is that even though Williams failed a field sobriety test and smelled of alcohol, he didn’t fail the breathalyzer test. Williams was tested twice and blew .065 and .061, making him well below the legal .08 limit. He did, however, take a urine test which is primarily used to determine if someone had something other than alcohol in their system. Luckily for Williams though, the results of that test can take up to about four months. So in other words, he lucked out.
With the right lawyer, Williams can fast track this trial, and therefore avoid any possible setback. Meaning that his urine results will more than likely not be able to be used against him and the likelihood of a court sentencing him solely because he failed a field sobriety test is lower than the Dolphins chance of making the Super Bowl. It also helps that he blew below the .08 limit, which is considered, by the state, as impairment.
As of early this morning, Mike Williams was said to still play this weekend and has not yet been punished by the Bucs. The team officials stated that they are waiting for all of the facts before they make a final call on Williams’ eligibility after their game against San Francisco this Sunday.
Williams, who is having a breakout year, leads all rookies in receiving yards and ranks second among rookies in receiving touchdowns. He is, by all means, a contender for Rookie of the Year. His 6-3 Bucs are tied for second place in the NFC South and are looking to make a playoff push for the first time since 2007. That is, of course, if they can keep out of trouble.
About a month ago, TE Jerramy Stevens was busted for the possession of marijuana, which ended up costing him his career with the team. A month before that, safety Tanard Jackson was suspended for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
Basically this whole team needs to wake up and realize that they are professionals and start acting like it. If Williams can walk away from this incident unharmed, then hopefully the Bucs can hold it together for the second half of the season and ride their rookie wide receiver into the playoffs. At this point, their biggest enemy is the law.
Check out Mike Williams actual police report here.
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