Broncos Player D.J. Williams Headed Back To Court For DUI Charge

D.J. Williams
Denver Broncos Player D.J. Williams

On November 12th, 2010, Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams was arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) at around 3 am. Police initially pulled the Broncos star over for driving without his headlights on but also found that he was driving drunk as well. Now Williams is set to appear in court this Wednesday after his lawyer Harvey Steinberg won a mistrial for objecting to the jury selection process. Apparently, Steinberg was only able to excuse 2 of the 3 jurors he was allotted. In addition to winning a mistrial, the trial had also been delayed several more times for various reasons including a dislocated elbow Williams suffered in a game.

Williams was stripped of his title as team captain after the DUI arrest and also for failing an offseason drug test, which resulted in a 6 game suspension. If convicted, his suspension could be extended. Williams was a top draft pick in 2004 from the University of Miami but his recent legal woes have cost him a starting spot on the team. In fact, Williams was only allowed to practice with the second string team after linebacker Keith Brooking suffered a pulled hamstring. Regardless of his legal troubles outside the NFL, the Broncos coaching staff still consider Williams a sound player since he did lead the NFL in tackles for the past 3 seasons. For now, Williams will not be practicing with the starters due to his pending suspension. With the jury seated Wednesday, testimony should be completed by the end of the day and Williams’ future with the Broncos may become a little clearer.

If you or someone you know has been arrested for drunk driving, you need to contact an experienced and skilled Colorado DUI lawyer.

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