Jets are looking into reports of Leonard Williams removing Darron Lee from altercation

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In a video captured at a New York music festival on Saturday night, Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams appears to be pulling Jets linebacker Darron Lee away from an altercation with an unidentified woman. The Jets have acknowledged the incident in a statement released to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com.

“We are aware of the reports, we are taking them seriously and we are looking into the specifics of the situation,” the statement explains. “We will have no further comment at this time.”

In the video, Williams aggressively removes a man who appears to be Lee from the interaction with the unidentified woman. Deadspin has a stream of tweets and videos, along with a photo of Williams and Lee from earlier in the evening, with Lee dressed in identical clothing to the man Williams removes from the altercation in the video.

No arrests were made, but arrests no longer are required for scrutiny under the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy.

67 responses to “Jets are looking into reports of Leonard Williams removing Darron Lee from altercation

  1. Be real he’s one of Rodger’s Jets, this will hardly even be acknowledged by the league

  2. Jests just gotta be Jets. Classless organization. Here’s to 50 more years of buffoonery and buttfumbles!

    The Jets S-U-C-K, suck suck suck!

  3. Guy who shot the video said Williams carried Lee “like a bag of groceries” and he’s right, just moved him fifteen feet back like it was nothing and stared him down. Sounds like Lee was trying to be a tough guy and got shut down hard.

    Big props to Leonard Williams, too many players would have just been bystanders in that spot with a teammate.

  4. I think Darron Lee can be a good player, all the talent, was leading the team in tackles until the injury bug hit him. But as a human being he is unbearable, look at how he acts on twitter. On the other hand guys like Leonard Williams and Jamal Adams are exactly the type of players the Jets need and I couldn’t be more proud of Leo.

  5. Williams got physical and really moved him back aggressively. My guess is Lee was about to flip out or “snap”..the women probably threw a drink in his face or something of that nature. Williams really took control of the situation..hopefully in a good way to keep Lee out of trouble.

    Or they both were chasing the same woman and Lee was about to take her home and it made Williams mad..but I’m going to go with the top part that was written.

  6. Kind of like pulling a guy off the pile to see who recovered a fumble! How is there anything wrong with this?

  7. At this juncture in recorded history, it’s fair to say that most NFL players are terrible judges of character, especially their own. Those free buffets at team facilities must be loaded with steroid raised meat (makes them crazy). Or something.

  8. With only seeing the video, I am now a Leonard Williams fan. He handled the situation perfectly. Just curious though, why are the videos in a circle frame?

  9. So pretty much 2 people got in an argument and a good friend/teammate just made sure it didnt get out of hand. So scandalous. Yet people are bringing up personal conduct policy. Sounds about right considering this ridiculously biased and pc world we live in now a days.

    Guy yells at girl. Lynch him. Girl hits guy. He probably deserved it so lynch him anyway.

  10. So pretty much 2 people got in an argument and a good friend/teammate just made sure it didnt get out of hand. So scandalous. Yet people are bringing up personal conduct policy. Sounds about right considering this ridiculously biased and pc world we live in now a days.

    Guy yells at girl. Lynch him. Girl hits guy. He probably deserved it so lynch him anyway..

  11. tylawspick6 says:
    Jun 4, 2017 4:33 PM
    obviously goodell will do nothing

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    Get over it. I’ve never seen such a fan base that plays the victim card as well as the patsies. This article has nothing to do with the patriots.

  12. Good for Leonard Williams. A player who “gets it” in situations such as these…

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    macjacmccoy says:
    Jun 4, 2017 4:58 PM
    So pretty much 2 people got in an argument and a good friend/teammate just made sure it didnt get out of hand. So scandalous. Yet people are bringing up personal conduct policy. Sounds about right considering this ridiculously biased and pc world we live in now a days.

    Guy yells at girl. Lynch him. Girl hits guy. He probably deserved it so lynch him anyway.
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    Since you are such a great guy, why would you choose to be around a woman who would hit you? Your argument doesn’t make sense.

  14. Patriot fans are always playing the victim. Goodell went after your team simply because they are habitual cheaters. Patriot fans = Pathetic fans.

  15. Patriot fans are always playing the victim. Goodell went after your team simply because they are habitual cheaters. Patriot fans = Pathetic fans

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    “Habitual cheaters.” Didn’t your dumb coach Eric Mangenius get busted for illegally videotaping the week AFTER he started spygate?!

  16. Does this count as an OTA? Whatever, there are not many human beings who could have done what Williams did.

  17. Looks like Lee won’t need a fall guy. Glad Big Cat took care of the situation. Lee’s production hasn’t equalled his mouth.

  18. Suspend Tom Brady! Fine BB! Take 1st round draft choices from the Pats for the next two years!

    Oops…sorry this was the Jets.

  19. Did Lee assault the woman? If not, and he was only having strong words with her – aka an argument – then the League can’t do anything as nothing happened!

    Williams should be applauded for not letting the incident escalate. I’m not suggesting Lee would have gotten physical with the woman, but Williams removed that possibility from happening.

    Maybe the League should start using some of their player conduct fines in recognising acts such as Williams’s and making donations to a charity of the player’s choice.

  20. You’re not allowed to yell at women you Neanderthal! Hi How dare you! Hopefully they investigate this and he’s suspended the year for yelling at a woman.

  21. Video is circular (for the guy who asked ) to indicate the use of those creepy glasses . oh and the Jets suck and will go oh and a thousand .

  22. Leonard is freaking strong…just rag dolled a 200+ pound linebacker like he was a 4 year old.

    Way to step up Leonard. Taking care of his friend, diffusing the situation.

  23. tylawspick6 says:
    Jun 4, 2017 4:33 PM
    obviously goodell will do nothing

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    Get over it. I’ve never seen such a fan base that plays the victim card as well as the patsies. This article has nothing to do with the patriots

    But…but tylaw must infect every thread…EVERY THREAD… his life’s mission.

    #sheepleofNE

  24. Williams might have saved Darron Lee’s career right there. I hope Lee at least buys the guy a BIG dinner for it.

  25. hilarious the jets can pay off goodell, organize
    frame jobs with goodell and espn, while
    breaking the rules left and right, and literally
    nothing happens

  26. the guy who took the video said that darron wouldn’t leave the girl here alone. and that darron looked like he was out of it. you can see darron try to go around leonard to get to the blonde, and thats when leonard stepped in. if you listen carefully you can hear, my guess is leonard, saying “darron” and “chill out”. again the guy who posted it said darron started getting into it with leonard. you can see darron square up to him towards the end of the first video. thats when leonard refrains from destroying him right then and there, and gently walks him backwards. i think thats when darron realized what was about to happen to him.

    Leonard should be applauded for what he did.

  27. read what the guy who took the video said of the incident. it sounded more like darron was harassing this female, and leonard had had enough and finally handled it himself.

  28. a story with a potentially positive outcome…45 comments.

    john clayton getting fired…164 comments.

  29. That looks like too much contact during OTA’s. You can not fool me! I know teams are now going to clubs to get their physical practice time in…. I am on to you.

  30. trainwrecksryan says:
    Jun 4, 2017 8:19 PM
    Can we “remove” the Jersey Jets from the NFL?

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    can we remove the armpit known as jersey
    from the usa?

    the vile people that come from there

    blech

  31. Since Williams went to that kind of trouble to prevent a situation from happening let him have it be that way. So nothing happened. Fans and league should act accordingly and treat it like nothing happeneed.

    To the Pats fans here – yes you got screwed, it was all hogwash, we ALL know that even those that wont admit they know that. So with that sail please let it go here.

  32. Maybe instead of having “fall guys”, idiot players should have “real guys”…like this dude. All the respect in the world of not only taking action to prevent a teammate from
    Doing something stupid, but also protected a woman (potentially) from getting hit…

  33. campcouch says:
    Jun 4, 2017 9:28 PM
    How is it bad that someone did the correct thing and kept another person out of trouble?

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    This is sports. If your team did it then you love it, otherwise you hate it. Its that simple.

  34. Maybe I am twitter and social media deaf but i didn’t realize that there were people out there that think that The Jets get special treatment from the league. If there’s a conspiracy to aid the Jets. Where are all the Superbowl rings? Couldn’t Roger just rig the league or give a little nudge to the refs…… Leonard Williams comes off like a hero in this story.

  35. We’ll get the real story tomorrow as soon as Charean is clocked in. She’ll know exactly what Commissioner Jerry Jones plans to do to handle this scuffle.

  36. Maybe instead of punishing the guy who almost but didn’t get in an altercation, they should reward the guy who saved his friend from doing something stupid. Maybe if the league focused more on players looking out for each other there would be fewer incidents.

  37. What is the league going to investigate? Whether or not he hurt her feelings? This sounds like a non-story. People have arguments all the time.

  38. firstand4ever says:
    Jun 4, 2017 11:09 PM
    Maybe I am twitter and social media deaf but i didn’t realize that there were people out there that think that The Jets get special treatment from the league. If there’s a conspiracy to aid the Jets. Where are all the Superbowl rings? Couldn’t Roger just rig the league or give a little nudge to the refs…… Leonard Williams comes off like a hero in this story.

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    Are you honestly this obtuse?

    1. They suck and have a horrible owner, playing second fiddle to the Giants, also completely jealous of what Belichick has produced in NE after quitting the sinking ship known as the Jets in 2000.

    2. The Jetsies are part o the NY market, so they have a ton of say with how the league operates, regardless of their embarrassing management and patheticness. Follow the money, professor. If you don’t know how the world works but can use a computer, you may want to go back to community college. Always follow the money and the agenda and you’ll get your answers. Just because the Jets suck at concocted scheming behind the scenes as they do on the field, does not mean it does not happen.

    3. The Jets have been caught numerous times working with Goodell since 2006, when Woody Johnson, the Jets owner, personally handpicked the former Jets employee and current Jets fan (Goodell) to lead the NFL, so enough with the playing dumb routine. Goodell is Woody Johnson’s personal puppet.

    The Jets framed the Pats for Spygate because the Pats traded for Belichick and formed a dynasty, and a lack of parity is bad for all of the NFL, so everyone went along to frame the Pats. The outrage and jealousy continues to this day. Mangini was hired mainly to try to weaken NE’s staff, not because Mangini was highly sought after with barely a track record as a coordinator in NE.

    A framejob happened again, but Baltimore and Indy took the lead with “Deflategate”, one of the most preposterous events in American history. They took their cues from the Jets and the enabler of the antics, Roger Goodell.

    Glad I could help.

    PS The Jets have tampered 3 times with the Pats, twice under Woody Johnson’s regime, with little to no punishment.

    Also, Sheldon Richardson was caught 2 offseasons ago speeding at 148 MPH with a child in the car, a loaded gun and drugs, and he gets a 1 game suspension after already being suspended??

  39. droppedinagreasefire says:
    Jun 4, 2017 10:11 PM
    Roger will suspend Williams for being a conspirator fall guy.

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    Leonard Williams does not play for the Pats, so no, that will never happen.

  40. The best part of this is how the cellphone video is clearly edited down, where we can’t see what Darrin Lee did beforehand.

    The cover up is already underway.

  41. @ TyLawsPick6

    Watch the Buffalo/NYG super bowl.. You can see Goodell is on the field with Tagliabue during pregame.. I’m sure Roger knew he would be commissioner many years ago.. His daddy was a Senator!

  42. A guy gets into a verbal spat with a woman in a bar. His wingman does what a good friend does–gets him the he** away before things escalate.

    Where’s the harm? Where’s the foul? No one got hit, no one got hurt, and there’s not even anything to threaten to sue about.

    That doesn’t mean the Commissioner won’t “find” something–in the great tradition of David Stern, if there’s nothing to punish someone for, he can just make something up. Look at Bountygate for a great example of Goodell going overboard, although in that case we know why, since Saints owner Tom Benson is not one of Goodell’s pals.

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