DJ Williams, who has been one of the most productive defensive players for the struggling Denver Broncos will be spending Sunday’s game against the division leading Kansas City Chiefs on the bench.
Williams was busted for a DUI violation early Friday morning causing the linebacker to arrive late the Denver’s Friday practice.
Broncos coach Josh McDaniels originally said that the team would defer to the league on possible punishment for Williams, however, that all changed today when Denver benched Williams, stripped him of his defensive captaincy and hit him with the biggest possible fine allowed by league rules.
“The Denver Broncos are extremely disappointed in D.J. Williams’ careless and irresponsible actions on Friday morning,” the team said in a statement. “This type of behavior is taken very seriously by the organization.”
The team went on to say that any further punishment of Williams would be up to the league.
This has to be welcomed news to the Chiefs who are likely to attempt to get their running game back on track after having their worst rushing day of the season last week in Oakland.
Williams has 72 tackles, 3.5 sacks 3 passes defended and a forced fumble on the season for the last place Broncos.
Props to Henry who gave us the heads up in the comments of another post. Glad to see you Addicts are working on a Saturday too. =)