Buccaneers Rookie WR, Mike Williams Arrested for DUI
Tampa Bay rookie WR, Mike Williams was arrested at 2:30 AM this morning. Deputies reported that Williams’ black Cadillac was speeding, weaving and failing to stay in one lane. When stopped by officers, Williams smelled of alcohol and had glassy eyes according to the deputies.
Somehow, the breathalyzer test showed Williams’ blood alcohol content to be .65 which is under the legal limit of .08 and they are awaiting the results of a urine test. So with such a low BAC, what in the world was causing him to weave across lanes and drive so erratically? My guess is there were other substances involved in addition to alcohol.
Williams was released on $500 bond.
But the bigger question for me, is just how stupid is this guy!? First of all, why would ANY professional athlete drive when they’re drunk or high? They have the resources to obtain alternate means of transportation and there is never an excuse to endanger the lives of others just because they’re too stupid or lazy or both to arrange for other transportation, professional athlete or not.
Secondarily, what the F*CK was this guy doing pulling a Braylon on a Thursday night in a game week!? The Bucs are having a very good year and they certainly don’t need this type of irresponsible, selfish, and flat out retarded behavior by one of their players.
Shockingly, the Buccaneers have indicated at this point that he will accompany the team to San Francisco for this week’s game and he will start for the team. As irresponsible as the Jets’ handling of Braylon Edwards earlier in the season was, this is even worse!
What kind of message do you send to your team when your rookie standout is out drinking and taking part in some other substance on a thursday night leading up to a game and you take no disciplinary measures? Mike Williams has had a very good rookie year, leading the Bucs with 5 TDs with 40 catches and 627 yards.
DUI’s are becoming a growing concern in my opinion in the NFL and it will soon start to negatively affect the league. Roger Goodell needs to get ahead of this problem and start to take more serious measures immediately.