Broncos: D.J. Williams won’t start, no longer team captain

The Denver Broncos have released a statement expressing their displeasure at linebacker D.J. Williams’ Friday DUI arrest, saying he won’t be in the starting lineup on Sunday, is no longer a team captain, and has been fined as much as the CBA allows.

“The Denver Broncos are extremely disappointed in D.J. Williams’ careless and irresponsible actions on Friday morning,” the statement says. “This type of behavior is taken very seriously by the organization.

“The Broncos have levied the heaviest fines possible to him for conduct detrimental to the club under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement due to the disruption and resulting impact on the team. He will not start in Sunday’s game against the Chiefs and has been stripped of his captaincy for the season.

“Any further possible discipline stemming from this incident will be determined by the league’s policies and the legal system.”

Williams, who also was arrested for DUI five years ago, is also likely to be suspended by the NFL.