Williams faces DWI, drug charges

Updated: February 28, 2009, 2:30 AM ET
Associated Press

Reggie Williams

Williams

HOUSTON -- Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Reggie Williams, expected to leave the team as a free agent, was charged with DWI and possession of marijuana after being arrested during a traffic stop early Friday.

Houston police department spokesman John Cannon said the 25-year-old Williams was arrested about 2 a.m. on Houston's southwest side after officers smelled alcohol on his breath and a "strong odor" of marijuana in his vehicle. A search of the vehicle found a small amount of marijuana in its console, Cannon said.

Both charges are Class B misdemeanors and carry maximum sentences of six months in jail.

Phone messages were left with the Jaguars and Williams' agent seeking comment.

The Houston Chronicle reported on its Web site Friday afternoon that Williams was free on $1,000 bond.

Williams was the ninth player selected in the 2004 draft out of Washington. He's caught 189 passes for 2,322 yards and 18 touchdowns in his NFL career, and had 37 receptions for 364 yards and three touchdowns last season.


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