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Mario Williams could be at center of police academy controversy

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Bills pass rusher Mario Williams was happy to have training camp start, given the distractions that plagued his offseason — from an effort to recover a $785,000 engagement ring to an ill-advised Instagram joke about Aaron Hernandez.  But the distractions may still continue.

According to WIVB-TV, Williams’ recent graduation from a law enforcement academy in Texas may have sparked an investigation regarding whether the academy cuts corners in handing out diplomas.

Williams recently graduated from Lone Star College in Houston.  A YouTube video posted by the school boasts that Williams “managed to graduate ahead of schedule” despite his “busy schedule.”

The certification, obtained in May 2013, gives Williams the ability to be a police officer anywhere in Texas.

Per the report, the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement has launched an investigation regarding “discrepancies” in the education process.  Specifically, a complaint was filed because an unnamed cadet progressed too quickly through the basic peace officer course, which requires 660 hours of training.

The Texas Commission of Law Enforcement won’t release the name of the cadet until the probe ends.  KTRK in Houston recently reported that the unnamed cadet is indeed Williams, and that operations at the academy have been suspended.

The college denies operations have been suspended; the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement insists they have.

Williams completed the six-month course in only four months.  Assuming 17 weeks and five work days per week, that would require an average of 7.76 hours per day, Monday through Friday, in order to get the full 660 hours in four months.

Either way, it’s unclear whether Williams’ training included driving an old-school Honda Civic.

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36 Responses to “Mario Williams could be at center of police academy controversy”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 1, 2013 2:06 PM

    “Unnamed Cadet Williams, reporting for duty SIR!”.

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Aug 1, 2013 2:08 PM

    More Redskins articles please. Thank you. #HTTR

  3. swagjag says: Aug 1, 2013 2:09 PM

    Mahoney!!!

  4. craniator says: Aug 1, 2013 2:12 PM

    Gotta love that affirmative action !

  5. hatesycophants says: Aug 1, 2013 2:14 PM

    Why assume only 5 days a week?

  6. 34sweetness says: Aug 1, 2013 2:15 PM

    Homer: Why do you think I took you to all those Police Academy movies? For fun? Well, I didn’t hear anyone laughing, did you?

  7. jimbo75025 says: Aug 1, 2013 2:17 PM

    Whew, I was worried maybe he had gottn mixed up in some of Mahoneys hijinks.

  8. raiderufan says: Aug 1, 2013 2:17 PM

    This dude gets himself wrapped up in some wacky things…

  9. pnut87 says: Aug 1, 2013 2:17 PM

    Well if he’s got four months of not a whole lot going on, like a lot of players do during the offseason, he certainly could pull it off. that scenario is essentially a full time job for four months. Let’s be honest here, better he spend his spare time in such a training course than sitting around doing nothing or getting in trouble.

  10. scoops1 says: Aug 1, 2013 2:17 PM

    someone had to replace HighTower….

  11. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 1, 2013 2:19 PM

    Was he the guy who does all the funny sound effects?

  12. scoops1 says: Aug 1, 2013 2:21 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 1, 2013 2:19 PM

    Was he the guy who does all the funny sound effects?
    ———————————

    no… that was Sgt. Jones

  13. justintuckrule says: Aug 1, 2013 2:21 PM

    Proc—-TOR!!

  14. surfinbird1 says: Aug 1, 2013 2:22 PM

    “Naked Gun” 3 1/2

  15. whatnojets says: Aug 1, 2013 2:22 PM

    So he became a “police officer” in Texas? Why?
    So he can get a gun? And do what with it??

  16. lightcleric says: Aug 1, 2013 2:23 PM

    Was Steve Guttenberg involved too?

  17. damcmp says: Aug 1, 2013 2:24 PM

    Hey John whatever your name is!!!!! looks like your boy CHEATED!!!!!!! LMAO!!!!!

  18. sbchampsagain says: Aug 1, 2013 2:25 PM

    Is he the guy that makes all those funny sound effects?

  19. eatitfanboy says: Aug 1, 2013 2:26 PM

    I love the fact that it’s presented as a given in this article that a professional athlete would be utterly incapable of spending four months putting in what amounts to a little less than a full time work week.

  20. scoops1 says: Aug 1, 2013 2:29 PM

    I wonder if he had to wrestle Sgt. Hooks one on one

  21. brownspower says: Aug 1, 2013 2:35 PM

    “The college denies operations have been suspended; the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement insists they have.”
    ======================================
    Houston, we have a problem.

  22. theryanfitztragics says: Aug 1, 2013 2:37 PM

    I think we should pay the Texans $100 mil to take Mario Williams back… guys a complete and total loser

  23. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 1, 2013 2:41 PM

    So… many… inside jokes… can’t… take it!

  24. johnnyblood24 says: Aug 1, 2013 2:49 PM

    Hightower and Tackleberry could not be reached for comment.

    What, too soon?

  25. jonbeck316 says: Aug 1, 2013 2:53 PM

    He’s a wanna be cop on a wanna be football team

  26. totallydisgusted says: Aug 1, 2013 3:03 PM

    @craniator

    Affirmative action helped more women(especially White) than it did black men.

    Being an athlete got him that one.

  27. 1oldpro says: Aug 1, 2013 3:13 PM

    Probably got a Pell Grant to pay for it.

  28. thirdistheworrd says: Aug 1, 2013 3:29 PM

    This is a pretty compelling story, I could even stand to read a sequel, but I’m let’s hope Williams stops before he’s involved in a Police Academy 6 controversy.

  29. iamthefootballjerk says: Aug 1, 2013 3:32 PM

    He can’t catch RBs and QBs for $100 mil, what makes him think he’ll be able to catch a crackhead for $30/hr. They’re built for speed, too.

  30. misteranderson41 says: Aug 1, 2013 3:42 PM

    are we really debating whether Mario went to a party school to be a rent a cop? this is a new level of absurdity.

    press smells blood in the water with him between the fiance, drugs, guns and foot.

    whats next? is he gonna get into a media relations trouble for grocery shopping at the amazing Wegmans and not the crappy Tops (the official bills grocery store) or going to Duffs and not Anchor Bar?

  31. malab377 says: Aug 1, 2013 3:55 PM

    whatnojets says: Aug 1, 2013 2:22 PM

    So he became a “police officer” in Texas? Why?
    So he can get a gun? And do what with it??

    —————–

    I’m not from Texas but I don’t think you need to be a police officer to get a gun down there…

  32. Patskrieg dot com says: Aug 1, 2013 4:07 PM

    If Mahoney can complete the entire police academy curriculum and have time to pull pranks on Captain Harris than who the hell does Mario Williams think he is?!

  33. justintuckrule says: Aug 1, 2013 4:22 PM

    Officer Callahan (the blonde…you know who she is) might have been the first chick I ever got to know myself better with…if you catch my drift.

  34. 23chameleons says: Aug 1, 2013 4:26 PM

    Why ? It’s not like he’s coming back to TX to be a cop. It’s worse than an athlete going back to get a degree in Latin Studies after signing his 2nd contract. Seriously, ya made it. Live your life and enjoy it.

  35. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 1, 2013 4:32 PM

    justintuckrule says:
    Aug 1, 2013 4:22 PM
    Officer Callahan (the blonde…you know who she is) might have been the first chick I ever got to know myself better with…if you catch my drift.

    ____________________________

    TMI…. LOL

  36. justintuckrule says: Aug 1, 2013 5:14 PM

    8to80texansblog says:
    Aug 1, 2013 4:32 PM
    justintuckrule says:
    Aug 1, 2013 4:22 PM
    Officer Callahan (the blonde…you know who she is) might have been the first chick I ever got to know myself better with…if you catch my drift.

    ____________________________

    TMI…. LOL
    ——
    I had to google her after I made this post. Can you believe she’s 64 years old now! Still looks pretty good for her age but still.

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