The Detroit Lions have addressed the news that defensive tackle Corey Williams was arrested last year for DUI.
And the Lions have said they didn’t know.
“Corey did not report this incident to us when it happened due to the prohibition of contact during last year’s work stoppage,” the team said in a statement posted Friday on the team’s website. “We are aware of today’s reports. We are in the process of gathering more information and will have further comment when appropriate.”
While the lockout may have justified Williams not contacting the Lions in the wake of the arrest, Williams should have informed the team of the incident as soon as the lockout ended. The fact that he didn’t come clean could create a separate mess for Williams — and yet another mess for the Lions.