Nope, the Detroit Lions couldn’t make it to the opening of training camp without another arrest.
At least this one is from 2011.
But news of Corey Williams’ bust for driving while under the influence of alcohol did not spread until today. The defensive tackle was arrested by Arkansas State Police on June 18, 2011, following a traffic stop near Wilmar, Ark.
According to the report, he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.10, above the limit of 0.08, and he failed a field sobriety test.
The Lions were not aware of the arrest, according to Anwar Richardson of MLive.com.
“Corey did not report this incident to us when it happened due to the prohibition of contact during last year's work stoppage,” the club said in a statement. “We are aware of today's reports. We are in the process of gathering more information and will have further comment when appropriate.”
Williams is fighting the charge in court and his attorney has claimed the stop was illegal and racially motivated. A judge is expected to rule on the matter soon. And the Lions have another player to be concerned about when it comes to off-field behavior.
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