Terrance Williams issued the following statement regarding his recent arrest:
“I am grateful that no one was injured in the accident. The driver in front of me slammed on his brakes and I turned to the left and hopped the curb to avoid hitting him. I got his insurance information and my neighbor picked me up when my car wouldn’t drive. I live right near where the accident occurred, so my neighbor dropped me off and I called a tow truck and took the scooter from my house to go meet the tow truck driver. The police officer, who I have met in the past in the neighborhood, saw me on the scooter and arrested me without performing any sobriety tests. I have always been an upstanding citizen and handled the situation the best way I know how. I apologize if I should have handled it a little bit differently.”
Williams’ lawyer, Chip Lewis, also released a statement:
“We appreciate the professionalism of all law enforcement involved in handling this situation. Contrary to media reports, Terrance did not hit a light pole and there was no light pole even near the vehicle. Secondly, his arrest was wholly unrelated to the traffic accident.”
Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram reports that Cowboys WR Terrance Williams was arrested by Frisco police early Saturday morning for public intoxication after he crashed his Lamborghini into a light pole and the left the scene of an accident.
According to Hill, the accident happened near the Cowboys headquarters at the Star around 3 am and he was arrested a few hours later.
Williams is facing two misdemeanor charges of public intoxication and leaving the scene of an accident.
Hill adds that Williams was still in the Frisco jail at 11:30 am.
The Cowboys made it a point to overhaul their receiving corps this offseason by moving on from Dez Bryant and bringing in Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson along with draft picks Michael Gallup and Cedric Wilson, so this incident isn’t a great look for him as he entering an important summer.
It’s worth mentioning that Williams will be sidelined until training camp, as he’s recovering from a broken foot that required surgery earlier this offseason.
Williams, 28, is a former third-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2013. He played out the final year of his rookie contract and made a base salary of $1.686 million for the 2016 season before signing a four-year, $17 million contract that included $9.5 million guaranteed.
Williams stands to make base salaries of $3.5 million over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2017, Williams appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys and caught 53 passes for 568 yards receiving and no touchdowns for the Cowboys.
We’ll have more regarding Williams as the news is available.