The NFL announced Friday that Bills RB Karlos Williams has been suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the league’s Substances of Abuse Policy.
The Bills released the following statement regarding the news:
As an organization, we are disappointed that Karlos has put himself in this situation. Poor decisions such as this affect not only the individual, but the entire Bills organization. We will continue to work with Karlos through the various player programs we provide to assist him in making better decisions moving forward.
Williams reported to offseason workouts between 20-25 pounds overweight, so this is hardly the kind of news the team wants to hear.
Williams, 23, was taken in the fifth round of last year’s NFL Draft by the Bills. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $2,495,352 rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $525,000 for the 2016 season.
In 2015, Williams appeared in 11 games for the Bills and ran for 517 yards on 93 carries (5.6 YPC) to go along with 11 receptions for 96 yards receiving and 9 total touchdowns.