UPDATED 9:54: Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams was arrested for suspicion of DUI on Friday morning according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has posted that Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams was arrested for suspicion of DUI. The arrest took place in Brandon at the intersection of U.S. 301 and Causeway Blvd. He blew a .065 according to the police report. The legal limit is 0.08 percent and Williams was below that.
The 23-year old Williams status for Sunday's game at the San Francisco 49ers will now be in question. Entering the NFL in last April's NFL Draft Williams fell to the fourth round due to character concerns. Tampa Bay's front office felt that they had a complete understanding of Williams' issues at Syracuse that caused him to be suspended and quit the football team. Williams has been one of the Buccaneers best players in the 2010 season.
Per Bucs P.R. maven Jonathan Grella, Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik issued this comment on the DUI arrest of Mike Williams: "We are in the process of gathering all the facts. Mike has been very cooperative."
This season Williams has been the Buccaneers leading receiver. He has caught 40 passes for 627 yards and five touchdowns. Williams (6-1, 212) has been the Bucs starting X (split end) receiver since the offseason practices. If Williams is deactived for Sunday's game Tampa Bay could start wide out Micheal Spurlock, Sammie Stroughter, Preston Parker, or Maurice Stovall in his place. Spurlock may be the most likely candidate.
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