Possible first-round cornerback P.J. Williams busted for DUI

AP

Well, Randy Gregory has some company on the “how to kill your draft stock” bench.

According to Albert Breer and Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Florida State cornerback P.J. Williams was arrested for DUI this morning.

Williams, who might have been a first-round pick, will now invite more scrutiny from teams.

Gregory’s positive test for marijuana at the Combine means he’s either dumb or can’t stop smoking weed long enough to pass a test. Williams’ arrest will give teams pause about drafting him high, since DUIs trigger a two-game suspension under the league’s new conduct policy.

There were already questions about Williams, including his fleeing the scene of a car wreck last fall (which resulted in just traffic tickets from that bastion of integrity the Tallahassee Police Department).

UPDATE 12:45 p.m. ET: A league spokesman confirmed to PFT that draft-eligible players “are not subject to discipline for DUI violations that occurred in college.” 

But that’s not going to stop this incident from damaging Williams’ draft stock.

57 responses to “Possible first-round cornerback P.J. Williams busted for DUI

  1. Jesus.. Nothing like pissing away millions thru sheer stupidity… Did he learn his ABC’s while at an institution of higher learning…

  2. I REALLY don’t get these guys at all! Why do something remotely stupid to hinder your future and where are all the friends he has that will be there for the money at to help protect him from himself.

  3. Good move. Being a first round pick is highly over rated… Don’t worry about the couple of million dollars you just pissed away…

  4. Most people never get arrested their whole life, and these guys can’t stay out of trouble for the 3 months leading up to the most important day of their lives!

  5. Where there is smoke there is fire.

    This kid just dropped on a lot of boards, and, while it may be an over-reaction, some GM’s may have taken him off their board entirely. Horrible mistake.

    Only one month before the draft. Smh.

  6. I am sorry, are we supposed to be arresting people for fleeing the scene of a car accident and then returning?

    What kind of totalitarian nonsense is this?

  7. I’m in the military. I will never make the kind of money this kid will. I risk demotion and probably the loss of around $5000 a year from getting a DUI. At most I risk my $30,000 a year job. But I still make sure that I don’t put myself in situations like that. He’s got so much to lose yet he still went and committed his second stupid offense. I’d be surprised if he goes the first round now. That’s a lot of pissed away money. There’s a big difference in pay from the first round to the second.

  8. If the arresting officer has a clean record and can afford a good lawyer, there’s a chance he / she could avoid jail time.
    .

  9. Sounds like Browns material now.

    Johnny Football, Flash Gordon, and P.J. just cruising through the countryside.

  10. Some of these idiots need to hire a pre-draft babysitter to follow them around and remind them, “hey buddy, don’t smoke that weed,they test for that.” Or “hey, you already loooked suspicious leaving the scene of a wreck, let’s just call you a cab if you really have to go out partying tonight.” What a moron.

  11. as a noles fan who happens to be a browns fan….(please no questions asked) this might be a blessing from GOD!!!

    but what an idiot

  12. Good, now we know the Packers wont draft him. I saw a few mocks showing the pack taking him. I’m thinking Kendricks at 30.

  13. sevenup3000 says: Apr 3, 2015 11:59 AM

    I am sorry, are we supposed to be arresting people for fleeing the scene of a car accident and then returning?

    What kind of totalitarian nonsense is this?
    ————————————-

    What???

    He was driving with a suspended license, both cars were totaled, he and both passengers fled the scene, the police didn’t check him for alcohol, or even ask him if he’d been drinking, neither the Tallahassee PD nor the campus police reported the incident.

    Yes, he EVENTUALLY returned to the scene, but they also had his car (if it was his).

    This isn’t totalitarian in the least – it’s the local and campus PD giving terrifically preferential treatment to a football player.

  14. Way to piss away that first round talent. Testing for drugs at the combine and getting a DWI right before the draft. Why doesn’t this clown go for the trifecta! Go out and kick some puppies or push a girl scout in the mud.

  15. So the NFL can suspend this guy before he is in the NFL? I agree it was a stupid mistake, but I don’t see how the NFL can impose a penalty on a person that isn’t in the league yet. I am being serious, does anybody know how they can or will do this?

  16. Stupid. Just plain stupid.

    THIS is why NFL teams protection from players, in a legal sense.

    Some fans post on here about players hiding their drug/alcohol/female beating issues until after the draft so they don’t affect their draft status. If THAT is what you ppl want then I hope YOUR team drafts one of those players who are hiding something.

    I hope that my Steelers drop this fool off of their draft board. He is trouble.

  17. I’m sure there are several members of the Tallahassee Police Department that are of high integrity. They’re doing a tough job and it’s unfair to paint them in a negative light because of the actions of a few.

  18. There sure are a l0t of bitter, jealous Viking fans on here claiming the Packers will draft this kid. What a bunch of childish, spiteful clowns.

    Then again, Viking fans have always been bitter and jealous of their eastern neighbors.

    Cheese > Lutefisk.
    Green > Purple.
    13 championships > 0 championships.

  19. He was driving with a suspended license, both cars were totaled, he and both passengers fled the scene, the police didn’t check him for alcohol, or even ask him if he’d been drinking, neither the Tallahassee PD nor the campus police reported the incident.

    Yes, he EVENTUALLY returned to the scene, but they also had his car (if it was his).

    This isn’t totalitarian in the least – it’s the local and campus PD giving terrifically preferential treatment to a football player.
    ————————
    Agreed 100% and it makes you wonder, if they’ve covered up this much for a CB, how much more have they swept under the rug for a certain QB that is slated to be the #1 overall pick in a few weeks.

  20. And the rich just got richer.

    The Pats can go get their starting CB (with genuine 1st round talent) with one of their two 3rd rounders now.

    They’ll probably take him with the compensatory pick they got for Talib too.

  21. Seems as ones God given sports talents increase for much of today’s youth, their maturity level decreases by the same amount. Such a waste for those who do not possess those talents and thus will never have the opportunities some do.

  22. So the pitiful teams drafting high will pass on this highly-rated player, leaving the good organizations to scoop him up at bargain prices later in the draft. And we wonder why the poor teams remain poor teams while the winning teams continue to win.

  23. “UPDATE 12:45 p.m. ET: A league spokesman confirmed to PFT that draft-eligible players “are not subject to discipline for DUI violations that occurred in college.”
    ____________________________________
    Yet Terrell Pryor received a 5 game suspension in the NFL for “cash for merchandise” committed while in college. I don’t know how many people are killed every year by “flying merchandise” versus drunk drivers?
    Yep, seems fair…

  24. Both Gregory & Williams are absolute idiots! They work their butts off for years to get into this position & then when they are finally in position to take advantage in the way that every college player would dream…they smoke pot or Drink & Drive??!! Sorry, but youth immaturity is not a sufficient excuse for this level of stupidity!

  25. Welcome to the third round P.J.
    “With the 98th pick in the NFL draft…The Kansas City Chiefs select…”

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