Bucs' rookie arrested for DUI

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, Last Updated: 2:21 PM ET

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of DUI.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, deputies conducted a traffic stop at approximately 2:30 a.m. (et) when Williams' vehicle was seen speeding, weaving and failing to maintain a single lane.

The report added that Williams smelled of alcohol and appeared to have glassy eyes. After being arrested and transported to a testing center, a breath test produced a .065 blood-alcohol level, below Florida's limit of .08. He also took a urine test, the results of which are pending.

Despite the arrest, Bucs head coach Raheem Morris said Friday that Williams will travel with the team and will play in Sunday's game against San Francisco.

"We gathered all the information and we came to the decision that he is going to travel and play," Morris said Friday. "A bad decision by an individual player at an individual moment."

Morris said Williams will be disciplined, but it won't have to do with playing time and it will be an internal matter.

"Very disappointed about the bad decision he made to be out late and very disappointed about the worse decision to have a drink and drive," Morris added. "He was cooperative [with authorities], and [I'm] very pleased about his ability to be cooperative and not be disrespectful and not make this thing worse than it could be."

Williams, a 23-year-old rookie out of Syracuse, leads the Buccaneers with 40 receptions for 627 yards and five touchdowns.


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