Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams apparently made a series of bad decisions early Saturday morning.
Williams’ 2017 Lamborghini struck a telephone pole presumably sometime in the early hours of Saturday morning. The car was discovered in Frisco, Texas, by police around 4:45 a.m. Terrance Williams was not at the scene of the wreck when officers arrived. Police say Williams was, however, found “near his residence riding an electric bicycle in the roadway.”
The Cowboys receiver was cited for public intoxication (which is a Class C misdemeanor) but has yet to be charged with anything specifically related to the Lamborghini accident, as that matter is still under investigation.
— Frisco Police (@FriscoPD) May 19, 2018
One would assume this is not what the Cowboys were expecting from their receiving corps as they move on from the Dez Bryant era.
Williams will soon turn 29-years-old and enter his sixth NFL season (all with Dallas). In March of 2017, the receiver and team signed a four-year, $17 million contract. He has been remarkably durable over the course of his professional career, appearing in all 80 regular season games he’s been eligible for (66 of which he’s been named a starter).
Last season was one Williams’ most productive, at least in terms of receptions. He caught 53 passes (a career high) for 568 yards but failed to reach the end zone a single time. While his increased catch total, however, did not come with sustained efficiency. His yards/reception in 2017 was 10.7, which represented a career low in that category.
Going forward, Terrance Williams should figure in pretty heavily in Dallas’ passing game, though it wouldn’t be totally out of the question he sees a suspension come from this latest incident. The Cowboys, though. did add receivers Allen Hurns and Tavon Austin this offseason from the Jacksonville Jaguars and Los Angeles Rams, respectively.
Since the accident, Williams has released the following statement (via the Dallas Cowboys team website):
“I am grateful that no one was injured in the accident. The driver in front of me slammed on his brakes and I turned to the left and hopped the curb to avoid hitting him. I got his insurance information and my neighbor picked me up when my car wouldn’t drive. I live right near where the accident occurred, so my neighbor dropped me off and I called a tow truck and took the scooter from my house to go meet the tow truck driver. The police officer, who I have met in the past in the neighborhood, saw me on the scooter and arrested me without performing any sobriety tests. I have always been an upstanding citizen and handled the situation the best way I know how. I apologize if I should have handled it a little bit differently.”