DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins safety Quintin Williams was
arrested on DUI and drag racing charges Thursday after he was
stopped while driving 111 mph on an interstate with teammate and
passenger Travares Tillman.
Williams was near the team's practice facility in Davie, Florida
Highway Patrol Lt. Bill Ferrell said. Troopers also pulled over a
car that had been racing Williams. Troopers then approached
Williams' car and suspected he might have been drinking, Ferrell
After a roadside DUI test, Williams was taken to a Broward
Sheriff's Office facility where his blood-alcohol level was .087
percent, above Florida's legal limit of .08 percent, Ferrell said.
Williams was charged with DUI, racing on a highway and unlawful
speeding, Ferrell said. Williams was
released from jail around noon.
The driver of the other car, Brandy Lynn Richards, was charged
with unlawful speeding and racing on a highway because she was
going 109 mph on the interstate, Ferrell said. Tillman, who was
riding with Williams, was not charged and allowed to ride home with
Richards, who was cited but not arrested, Ferrell added.
Ferrell said Richards identified herself as a Dolphins
cheerleader to a supervisor on the scene of the traffic stop, but
team spokesman Harvey Greene said a person by that name was not a
"This is not the kind of behavior we expect from our players
relative to the choices and decisions they make," Dolphins coach
Nick Saban said. "They not only need to respect the law, but also
to respect others in terms of their safety and how it reflects on
the members of this team, the organization and our fans."
Agents for Williams and Tillman did not return calls.
Tillman was signed as a free agent from the Carolina Panthers in
the offseason and was expected to compete for a starting safety
position. He had knee surgery this month, but the team hoped to
have him back for the start of training camp July 24.
Williams was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Wake
Forest before last season and played in five games with the