Perhaps more would've been made of his underachievement if the team hadn't drafted Matt Jones -- who's had his own issues with making the transition from college to the NFL (though, to his credit, he was a quarterback at Arkansas; Williams has no such excuse) -- a year later. Relatively speaking, Jones had a breakout season in 2008, but that was cut short after he was suspended for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
More than draft status and mostly mediocre NFL numbers, Williams and Jones now share another distinction: getting cuffed and stuffed on drug possession charges. Well done, sirs. Jones' run-in came last summer; Williams, who has impeccable timing, waited till the start of free agency, presumably to keep his name in the news for would-be suitors.
[Williams] has been charged with DWI and possession of .97 grams of marijuana, both class B misdemeanors. Williams failed three field sobriety tests but refused to voluntarily provide a blood and urine sample, according to the police report. ...There is good news: the police report indicates that Williams was cooperative, so there's that. No idea what this means for his immediate future -- it wasn't like he was in high demand before the arrest. Plus, if the Jags aren't interested -- and they have quite possibly the worst pass-catching situation in the league -- then there probably isn't much of a market for Williams, weed or not.
Williams was initially pulled over as part of a routine traffic stop according to the police report because he was unable to maintain a single lane of traffic and because he failed to signal he was changing lanes.