Terrance Williams Arrested After Car Crash on Public Intoxication Charges

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistMay 19, 2018

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams (83) carries the ball during an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams was arrested early Saturday and charged with misdemeanor counts of public intoxication and leaving the scene of an accident.

Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Star-Telegram reported Williams crashed his Lamborghini into a light pole around 3 a.m. local time in Frisco, Texas, and was arrested about two hours later. Hill noted the Cowboys are "aware" of the incident.

Williams provided a statement on the situation, per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk:

"I am grateful that no one was injured in the accident. The driver in front of me slammed on his brakes and I turned to the left and hopped the curb to avoid hitting him. I got his insurance information and my neighbor picked me up when my car wouldn't drive. I live right near where the accident occurred, so my neighbor dropped me off and I called a tow truck and took the scooter from my house to go meet the tow truck driver. The police officer, who I have met in the past in the neighborhood, saw me on the scooter and arrested me without performing any sobriety tests. I have always been an upstanding citizen and handled the situation the best way I know how. I apologize if I should have handled it a little bit differently."

A Frisco City Jail spokesperson told the Star-Telegram the 28-year-old Dallas native was still in custody as of 11:30 a.m.

Williams has spent his entire pro career with the Cowboys since being selected in the third round of the 2013 NFL draft.

The Baylor University product, who signed a four-year contract extension with the team in March 2017, has tallied 230 catches for 3,359 yards and 20 touchdowns across five seasons. He's played in all 80 of the team's regular-season game during that span.

Williams is recovering from a fractured right foot that required offseason surgery.

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