Reggie Williams and Matt Jones already had one major commonality: they are each first-round wide receiver busts for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Now, reportedly, they have another: both have been arrested for cocaine possession.
According to a recent report from Fox Sports' Alex Marvez, Williams was arrested Sunday night in Houston on felony charges of cocaine possession and was tasered by two off-duty police officers who were providing security at the Open City Bar and Lounge.
"Mr. Williams was at the front door area causing some sort of altercation," [police spokesman Victor] Senties said. "A witness alerted one of the officers to it. The officer went over and asked Mr. Williams several times to leave. He refused. At one point, the officer attempted to escort him out of club. Mr. Williams pushed the officer and almost knocked him down. At that point, the other officer came over to try and assist. Again, Mr. Williams was very combative. One (officer) had to deploy a (taser) to get into custody."
Williams was the No. 9 overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, but was released this offseason by the Jaguars, who have struggled to develop any sort of wideout since Jimmy Smith retired. Now, it seems, his free agency road has just gotten a little bit tougher, as this is his second run-in with Houston police since February of this year -- he was also arrested for a DWI earlier this year.
And while there has been no word from the NFL as to how this could affect Williams' eligibility, if he is suspended, that would seriously impede his ability to receive a contract from any NFL team.
April 5: Free agent Reggie Williams was charged with possession of a controlled substance after cops allegedly found cocaine in his back pocket. Click through the gallery to see more athletes in trouble with the law.
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April 5: Los Angeles Clippers forward Zach Randolph was arrested for investigation of drunken driving.
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April 3: Gigi Becali, left, the owner of Steaua Bucharest, was arrested on charges of kidnapping three men who allegedly stole his car earlier this year.
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March 25: Former Michigan State and Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers, here in a file photo, was sent to prison after a probation violation.
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March 21: Raiders offensive tackle and Super Bowl XXXVII champ Cornell Green was arrested on a domestic violence charge in Florida. Tampa police say Green struck the mother of his two children with an aluminum mop handle.
March 20: Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn was charged with assault causing bodily injury for allegedly punching a cabbie.
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March 16: Former Lakers star Norm Nixon was arrested for investigation of drunken driving after cops allegedly smell alcohol coming from his car.
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March 16: Nets forward Sean Williams was arrested for suspicion of disorderly conduct and felony criminal mischief after an incident at a cell phone store.
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March 14: A car driven by Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth struck and killed a 59-year-old pedestrian in Miami. Stallworth now faces DUI manslaughter charges.
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March 9: Jaguars wide receiver Matt Jones was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance, a violation of his probation that stemmed from a July 2008 arrest for cocaine possession.