Of all the things a top prospect would want to do heading into the NFL draft, getting popped for DUI is pretty far down the list. But here we are.
The examination found that Mr. Williams, driving with a suspended license, had been given a break by the Tallahassee police, who initially labeled the accident a hit and run, a criminal act, but later decided to issue Mr. Williams only two traffic tickets. Afterward, the case did not show up in the city’s public online database of police calls — a technical error, the police said.Mr. Williams eventually returned to the scene. But Tallahassee officers did not test him for alcohol. Nor did their report indicate whether they asked if he had been drinking or why he had fled — logical questions, since the accident occurred at 2:37 a.m.
“With consistency of effort, Williams could become the best cornerback to come out of this draft,” the NFL notes in its draft profile of Williams. That could still be true, but he’s not doing himself any favors.