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D.J. Williams sentenced to 30 days in-home detention

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The Broncos haven’t had linebacker D.J. Williams in the lineup for any game this season, but a judge’s ruling on Wednesday means they could have him in the lineup for the Super Bowl should they make it that far this season.

The Denver Post reports Judge Brian Campbell sentenced Williams to 30 days of in-home detention on Wednesday, two months after he was convicted of misdemeanor driving while ability impaired. Williams will not serve the sentence until after the Super Bowl, however, because Williams will not be able to wear the ankle monitor required in such situations while playing in games for the Broncos.

Williams isn’t eligible to start playing in any games until he finishes serving the second of two suspensions he earned from the league this year. This week will mark the first game of the suspension for the drunk driving conviction, which means Williams has finished the six-game ban handed down for putting something other than his own urine in a specimen bottle used for drug testing.

Prosecutors wanted Williams to spend a month in jail, but the judge said he took the NFL’s punishment into account when handing down his sentence.

It’s not clear whether or not there will be much of a role for Williams in the Denver defense come Nov. 18 against the Chargers. Wesley Woodyard has been starting and doing well in his absence.

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13 Responses to “D.J. Williams sentenced to 30 days in-home detention”
  1. broncosaddict24 says: Oct 24, 2012 1:39 PM

    Dear god DJ we need you back… I’d rather have DJ over grandpa Keith Brooking any day.

  2. clickablecontent says: Oct 24, 2012 1:43 PM

    Is Ginsburg fighting this suspension too? Why not?

  3. spellingcops says: Oct 24, 2012 1:43 PM

    This guy is an embarrassment to the Broncos at this point. That being said, there’s no effin way he’s not in the starting lineup when his suspension is done. Pretty sure (too lazy to look it up right now) he’s been the team’s leading tackler the last couple seasons.

  4. wellwtf says: Oct 24, 2012 2:42 PM

    Good player, too bad he’s an idiot. I’d like to see my Broncos address the position and move on from DJ. Did I mention he’s and idiot?

  5. broncosnative says: Oct 24, 2012 2:44 PM

    Seems like Williams is getting hit harder than other repeated offenders but hey, he made his bed now he has to lay in it. Even whenever he come back from suspension, unless he’s been staying in football form, Williams still wont be an immediate impact for the broncos for at least 3 weeks. I hope he’d learned from his mistakes and see that its not worth missing out on playing the game you love, not to mention the millions of dollars lost already. Broncos safe headed towards the right direction and if you want to be part of something positive, welcome aboard, if not, astalavista baby!

  6. depleted00uranium00balth says: Oct 24, 2012 2:54 PM

    “Williams will not serve the sentence until after the Super Bowl, however, because Williams will not be able to wear the ankle monitor required in such situations while playing in games for the Broncos.”

    Ha ha, jeeze, can I expect the same consideration if I plead to something like that?

    “Hey judge, yeah, we’re going to have to figure something else out about this ankle monitor. It doesn’t go with my job.”

  7. realfann says: Oct 24, 2012 3:08 PM

    Bronco’s in the Superbowl – now that’s funny.

  8. annes22 says: Oct 24, 2012 3:15 PM

    I agree with you, why should Williams be treated any different because he’s a football player. That’s nice that the judge said wait till after the Super bowl. Who said Denver were going anyway, what a joke this is. Can we all get the same consideration?? Of course not.

  9. sullijo1 says: Oct 24, 2012 3:36 PM

    Can we please trade this turd to KC or Cleveland or some other god awful team and city??

  10. sactogary says: Oct 24, 2012 3:38 PM

    Not only did the judge take the Super Bowl into consideration, “but the judge said he took the NFL’s punishment into account when handing down his sentence.”

    Does that work for non-celebrities too? A lighter sentence in court because your employer gave you a three week suspension?

  11. fsf7 says: Oct 24, 2012 3:59 PM

    depleted00uranium00balth says: Oct 24, 2012 2:54 PM

    Ha ha, jeeze, can I expect the same consideration if I plead to something like that?

    “Hey judge, yeah, we’re going to have to figure something else out about this ankle monitor. It doesn’t go with my job.”
    ————————————————–
    You may not believe this, but if you have an attorney and you present it properly, you’d be surprised about how a judge would work around it for you/your circumstances – i.e., traveling for job. As long as it is legit and presented properly. It’s common in Pinellas county FL

  12. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Oct 24, 2012 4:33 PM

    The SuperBowl? Hahahaha…now that’s rich.

    Yep, just because they overpaid for MegaHead they are going to the big show. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think he has guided a team to every SuperBowl since he’s been in the league.

    Please stop acting like he has…

  13. broncosnative says: Oct 24, 2012 5:19 PM

    realfann says: Oct 24, 2012 3:08 PM

    Bronco’s in the Superbowl – now that’s funny.

    They didn’t say it as if the broncos were going to the superbowl, it’s a matter if they did. Doesn’t matter if it was the browns, jags, chiefs or panthers, same rules would apply to the situation and we all know they’re not going to the superbowl.

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