Wednesday, August 15, 2012
D.J. Williams could face more NFL discipline
By Bill Williamson
D.J. Williams could have more trouble with the NFL.
Already facing a six-game ban from the league to start the season for using banned substance, the Denver linebacker was found guilty of driving while ability impaired and driving without his headlights on.
He was being tried stemming from a November, 2010 arrest for driving under the influence. The charge he was convicted on is a lesser alcohol related driving offense. Williams pleaded guilty to driving while impaired in Colorado in 2005.
The league could potentially suspended Williams independently of his other suspension after this conviction. According to the Denver Post, Williams faces a minimum of 10 days and up to one year in jail, a fine amount of $600 to $1,500 and 48 to 120 hours of community service.
In other AFC West news:
- The Chargers’ home game against Dallas on Saturday will be blacked out on local television because not enough tickets were sold.
- Oakland coach Dennis Allen said starting linebacker Aaron Curry is still getting knee treatments in Los Angeles and he is expected to be back with the team next week. Curry has missed all of camp. If he is not ready to practice next week, I’d think his chances of playing in Week 1 would be severely hampered. Rookie Miles Burris would likely start for Curry if that is the case.
- CSN California reports the Raiders have waived/injured receiver Duke Calhoun and linebacker Mario Kurn. That is a procedural move to put the players on the injured reserve. It would be a shock if either player is claimed. They both recently suffered major knee injuries.
- Denver coach John Fox said defensive end Jason Hunter will be out for four months with a triceps tear. Thus, he might miss the entire season. Hunter overtook former first-round pick Robert Ayers this summer for the starting job. Ayers will likely get the chance to re-take the job.
- The Raiders reportedly visited with rookie defensive tackle Myles Wade. If he’s signed, it’d be for potential depth reasons.