Arkansas Razorback linebacker Terrell Williams was suspended from the team Monday after he was arrested for driving while intoxicated over the weekend.
According to NWA Online, the 21-year-old Williams was arrested by Fayetteville police around 4 am Sunday for DWI and crossing over the center line of the highway.
Police who pulled Williams over say that, though the senior LB was visibly inebriated (arrest reports say his eyes were “glassy and bloodshot”), he insisted that he had nothing to drink and became very argumentative.
“After approximately 45 minutes, I attempted to read Mr. Williams his AR Statement of Rights form,” wrote the arresting officer, identified by his last name Anderson. “Several minutes were taken to attempt to explain his rights to him, but again he became very uncooperative.”
Williams was then booked in the Washington County jail and later posted $910 bail. Bleacher Report notes he has a hearing scheduled for December 14.
Prior to his arrest, Williams, 21, was Arkansas’ fourth-leading tackler after nine games in 2012, boasting 52 total tackles and one sack for the year. He was also credited with seven tackles in Arkansas’ 19-15 win over Tulsa on Saturday.
Here is a statement from Arkansas head coach John L. Smith on Terrell Williams’ drunk driving arrest:
“I am very disappointed in the decisions made by Terrell Williams. He did not represent himself or the University of Arkansas in a manner we expect and has been suspended indefinitely. We have high expectations for the actions of everyone in our program on and off the field, and our student-athletes will be held accountable.”
Image: Washington County Detention Center