Charges against Williams dismissed

Updated: March 13, 2009, 9:00 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- A judge dismissed DWI and possession of marijuana charges against free-agent receiver Reggie Williams on Friday.

Reggie Williams

Williams

Online Harris County records show both charges were dismissed. No reasons were given for the dismissals on the county Web site.

Both charges were Class B misdemeanors and carried maximum sentences of six months in jail.

Williams was arrested about 2 a.m. on Feb. 27 on Houston's southwest side after officers smelled alcohol on his breath and a "strong odor" of marijuana in his vehicle. Police reported finding a small amount of marijuana in the console during a search of the vehicle.

According to a statement from EAG Sports Management, which represents Williams, he had a .05 blood alcohol content when his blood was drawn. In Texas, the legal limit is .087.

"With no reason for stopping Williams and his blood alcohol limit under .08 BAC, there were no charges to be made and they were dismissed," the statement said.

Williams was the ninth player selected in the 2004 draft after leaving the University of Washington. He has caught 189 passes for 2,322 yards and 18 touchdowns in his NFL career. He had 37 receptions for 364 yards and three touchdowns for the Jacksonville Jaguars last season.


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