After some confusion early today about whether Buccaneers receiver Mike Williams would play or not following his arrest early this morning on suspicion of DUI, coach Raheem Morris cleared everything up: Williams is playing Sunday at San Francisco.
“Mike Williams did not participate today but he is going to travel and he is going to play,” Morris said.
Morris said he made the decision to play Williams after talking to team officials and the team captains.
“We just gathered the information and just dealing with my captains and everybody else,” Morris said. “We gathered all the information and came to the decision that I’m going to travel him and play him.”
Williams has been a pleasant surprise in his rookie season with the Bucs, catching 40 passes for 627 yards and five touchdowns. According to PewterReport.com, Williams is the fifth Bucs player to be arrested since Morris and GM Mark Dominik took over the team. Three of the previous four — wide receiver Anthony Mix, offensive tackle Marcus Robinson and tight end Jerramy Stevens — were released after their arrests, while cornerback Aqib Talib was given a one-game suspension.