Terrance Williams‘ attorney, Chip Lewis, tells the Dallas Morning News that Kendall Wright wasn’t driving Williams’ Lamborghini when he crashed, despite what he told police.
According to Lewis, Williams had been with Wright earlier in the evening but Williams was in the car alone when he crashed the vehicle. Lewis also cited potential head trauma for why Williams said Wright crashed the car.
“All I have is what Terrance remembers,” Lewis said. “All of that is news to me. Anytime you hit a curve going about 60 mph and he struck his head, I don’t know, but we’re going to find out. I have to do the work necessary when you have an injury like this when you hit your head if there is any head trauma as far as a gap in memory.”
Vikings GM Rick Spielman also released a statement regarding the Williams telling police that Wright was involved in the car crash, per Courtney Cronin.
“I have spoken directly with Kendall and his agent and both have assured me there is no truth to the matter.”
“My friend was a f–king idiot. . . . He called me and said my car was f–ked up,” Williams said, via Pro Football Talk.
When asked who his friend was, Williams said: “Kendall Wright. . . . We went to Baylor together.”
Williams them indicated that he was in no condition to drive and he insisted that he didn’t crash the car.
“That’s my $325,000 car that I paid for,” Williams said. “I know I can’t drive a car.”
According to the police report, Williams said Wright left the crash scene and went to a club and then called Williams to let him know where to find the car.
However, police didn’t buy Williams’ story because his cell phone was actually inside the car and they found the key to the vehicle in his pocket when they searched him.
Williams later released a statement saying he did not hit a light pole and crashed after swerving to avoid a driver in front of him who had slammed on the brakes.
The problem is that photos show his car right next to a downed light pole and obvious damage to the front left side of the car.
Here’s the statement released by Williams following the accident and his subsequent 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.”
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.