Reeves suspends Tyrone Williams for one game

Updated: October 1, 2003, 1:07 PM ET

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Reeves suspended starting cornerback Tyrone Williams for one game Wednesday for what Reeves called "conduct detrimental to the team."

The action followed an apparent blowup between Williams and assistant coaches.

The Falcons (1-3) host the undefeated Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, and the loss of Williams will complicate the already difficult task of defending receiver Randy Moss.

Williams had a key penalty in the Falcons' 23-3 loss at Carolina last week, but Reeves said the disciplinary move was not related to that game.

"I want guys to express their opinion and stuff, but it's got to be done in a correct way and a positive way," Reeves said.

Williams, who played his first seven seasons with Green Bay, was signed as a free agent from Green Bay in the offseason. He has recorded 18 tackles and ranks second on the team with three pass deflections.

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