Denver Broncos’ linebacker, D.J. Williams, was picked up on Friday morning under suspicion of driving under the influence. The team’s leader in sacks and tackles was arrested at 2:50 am after a police officer spotted his Hummer close to downtown Denver.
The Broncos have not released a statement concerning the case.
This is a huge hit for a defense that has been without defensive playmakers all season. From the season-ending injury to Elvis Dumervil to Robert Ayers missing significant time to the inconsistency of Andre Goodman’s thigh, the Broncos’ defense has been hit from all angles.
While Williams’ status for Sunday is questionable, it’s clearly not due to injury. It’s due to physical impairment, this time of the self-inflicted variety.
Williams was the Broncos’ first round draft pick (17th overall) in 2004 and has been one of the best linebackers around since entering the league.
Williams generally keeps a low profile in Denver, but he was reportedly arrested in 2005 for a DUI as well.
The league will likely take notice of this second infraction and suspend him.
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