A day after one Bills running back officially gets out of trouble, another one got in.
Rookie Jonathan Williams was arrested in Fayetteville, Arkansas early Thursday morning for DWI.
Police responded to a call about an intoxicated driver at the corner of Futrall Drive and MLK Boulevard and pulled the former Arkansas Razorback over.
Williams was asked for his license and insurance. According to the police report, the officer noticed he had red, watery eyes and slurred speech.
When Williams was asked how much alcohol he had consumed, he stated he had one beer around 7pm Wednesday night.
The officer asked Williams to leave the car and take a standard field sobriety test. When he got out of the car, police say he had a strong odor of intoxicants and swaying balance.
During the test, the officer observed enough clues to believe he was intoxicated.
Williams declined a breath sample under the advisement of his agent.
He was placed under arrest and taken into Washington County Detention Center for booking.
Williams was charged with driving while intoxicated and violation of implied consent law.
He was released at 5:30am Thursday morning. Williams’ next scheduled court appearance is August 15th. The Bills have a 10am practice scheduled that day.
The Bills took Williams in the 5th round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
The team released the following statement a bit before 11am:
“We are aware of the report and are in the process of gathering information. We have notified the league office of the report under the rules of the NFL Personal Conduct Policy.”
With Karlos Williams still in questionable shape, Jonathan Williams is viewed as a possible replacement to share the load with LeSean McCoy.
Reportedly, McCoy will not be punished by the NFL for his role in a Philadelphia nightclub brawl. That news broke on Wednesday.