Receiver Mike Williams has overcome plenty of self-imposed adversity to become one of the best rookies of the 2010 class. He now has a little more self-imposed adversity to overcome.
A tipster has advised us — and we’ve confirmed via the website of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office — that Williams was arrested today for DUI.
According to the available information, Williams’ breath testing registered a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.065 and 0.061 percent. Urine testing also is being conducted. He remains in custody as of this posting.
(That said, there’s a chance, albeit remote, that it’s a different Mike Williams — who was born on the exact same day, May 18, 1987.)
Several weeks ago, Bucs tight end Jerramy Stevens was busted on marijuana charges, and he promptly was cut. Williams likely won’t suffer the same fate, especially if the final test results remain under 0.08 percent, the legal limit.
Williams quit the Syracuse football team, but his raw talent propelled him into round four of the 2010 draft. He has started all nine games of his rookie year, racking up 40 catches for 627 yards and five touchdowns.
UPDATE: Williams has since been released from custody.