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Bucs: Rookie Williams to be fined for DUI arrest

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Rookie receiver Mike Williams will be fined by the Buccaneers an undisclosed amount in the wake of his arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence, Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris said Monday.

Williams was allowed to play in Sunday’s game. His blood-alcohol level, according to police reports, was below the state limit of .08.
But a sheriff’s department spokesman said that Williams was seen speeding and weaving in traffic in a black Escalade around 2:30 a.m. ET.

Williams, 23, also submitted to a urine test, which can be requested if the officer suspects a driver is under the influence of something other than alcohol, the spokesman said.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello, meanwhile, told the website Pro Football Talk that the testing occurred without the consent of the league.
“We did not know about it or agree to it,” Aiello was quoted as saying. “We are looking into it.”

Toxicology results could take four to six weeks.

Meanwhile, the Buccaneers had Williams conduct his own independent urinalysis, in addition to the one the police did, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported. The team did this because they wanted the results back as soon as possible. But Williams’ independent urinalysis came back Monday and it showed no measure of any illegal substances, according to team general manager Mark Dominik.

Williams, who had three catches for 54 yards and one
TD Sunday, has compiled a total of 43 receptions for 681
yards and six TDs.

Information from’s Pat Yasinskas and The Associated Press was used in this report.

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