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January 14, 2011 @ 11:59 am
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WR Williams Will Not Be Charged For DUI

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According to the Tampa Tribune, the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office will not pursue charges on Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams for his November arrest of suspicion of DUI.

Hillsborough State Attorney Mark Cox claimed Williams’ urine test came back clean, leading them to take no further action.

Williams was pulled over by authorities on November 19th in Brandon for going 12 miles over the speed limit. The officer on scene thought Williams was impaired and had him perform at field sobriety test. Williams was then arrested and booked at Orient Road jail.

There it was determined that Williams had a blood alcohol level (0.065 and 0.061) less than the legal limit (0.08). He was released later that morning.

The Bucs handled Williams’ situation internally and fined him an undisclosed amount of money following his arrest.

Williams, who was a fourth-round pick out of Syracuse, rewrote the Tampa Bay record books during his rookie campaign. He led all rookies with 65 receptions, 974 yards, and he had a franchise-record 11 touchdown catches. He and fellow rookie running back LeGarrette Blount became the first teammates since 1968 to lead their incoming class in receiving and rushing yards.

Williams has been named to countless All-rookie teams and is a finalist for the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award.
Last modified on Friday, 14 January 2011 12:02

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    Well, I believe this truth finally came out. And the he was cleared. Also I believe the WR Williams had learned and I think with coming out from College being a young man, somtimes all the fast pace sistutation. Things do get messed up. I believe that he will be a better not onlt with the Bucs but also will be a better individual in the communities in Tampa. As I lived in Tampa during my high schools days growing up and going to schools like John Garrie Elementary,W.Wilson Jr High and HB Plant High School then go into the US Army for over 23 years and not lived outside Dallas,Texas. I know how the fast pace is espically growing up. I learn over the past 65 years. GO BUCS
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    Don't understand how the team fined him for that! He was under the legal limit. He was being responsible by waiting to drive at a legal limit. How can he be fined and turn around and not pay him the Performance Pay??? I don't agree with the front office on this at all! That could mess up the development and drive of a man that worked hard for us ALL year. I have been a die hard fan since a child but with the ticket & concession priced being so much. It's crap!! I still love Tampa! The Glazers need to step back and look at the big picture!
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    Mike was rightfully disciplined by the team. I agree with them doing it, and I'm glad that they kept it quiet. He was speeding, and he was really out too late. Those two things need to be corrected. However, he was extremely cooperative and he wasn't impaired, so he never should have been arrested, but that's just the way it goes some time. I'm betting the arresting officer thought he had a great collar on his hands, and now he just looks like a fool.
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    And to think some of our fellow posters convicted young Mike before there was even a shred of evidence that he was impaired. Many thought he should have been cut or at least suspended for a game or two. They questioned the type of players Dominik and Morris were bringing to the team and how "this wouldn't have happened on a Dungy team." The media dug into the bowels of Mike's past and regurgitated anything questionable. The quick to judge, witch burning mentality of some people is simply disgusting. Where are the apologies from you people who didn't care to know the facts before lighting your torch of righteousness?
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    Glad to hear Mike won't be charged!!
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    Just another example of cops being racist. Thankful that nothing came of it. Mike Williams sure handled himself way better than I would've in that situation. Anyway, Go Bucs!
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    for a "regular" person, this arrest could have ruined a career regardless of the outcome.
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    If the blood alcohol was less than the legal limit, why was Williams arrested to begin with? Now that the urine test has come back clean has the arresting officer or the Hillsborough State Attorney apologized to Mike Williams? He should have been ticketed for speeding, paid his fine and that should have been the end of the issue. Celebrity has it's downside. On behalf of an over-aggressive police officer and the Hillsborough State Attorney, as a taxpayer, I am sorry for their actions. Have the BUCS reconsidered their internal actions? Thanks for a great year Mike.
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    I'm glad he was not drunk. Maybe we have a mature man here. I don't think the police handled this correctly. He should habeen ticketed for speeding and let him go on his way.
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    Great news.....glad that it all worked out for him and the team.
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