P.J. Williams on DUI arrest: 'Yes, I had a few drinks'

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NFL prospect P.J. Williams discusses DUI, fleeing scene of hit-and-run
Wednesday April 22nd, 2015

Despite two notable off-field incidents, former Florida State Seminoles cornerback P.J. Williams says NFL teams have not expressed concerns about his character. 

Williams discussed his recent DUI arrest and his October hit-and-run incident on SI Now ​on Wednesday.

"They ask about it, but they haven't really questioned my character," Williams said. "Most teams are pretty much telling me that it shouldn't affect me much... I'm definitely making sure that it's not gonna happen again."

"Did you drink and get behind the wheel that night?" SI Now host Maggie Gray asked Williams of the DUI arrest.

"Yes, I had a few drinks," Williams said. "But I'm definitely owning my mistake today... Right now, I'm just hoping teams just judge me off my film and the type of player I am."

Williams, a projected second-round draft pick by NFL.com, was arrested and charged with DUI earlier this month in Leon County, Fla. 

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Williams was also involved in a hit-and-run accident in October, which was the subject of New York Times investigation. The Times found that Williams was given preferential treatment by the Tallahassee Police Department in the case.

On Oct. 5, shortly before 3 a.m., Williams was driving with a suspended license and crashed into another car. He and his passengers, including FSU teammate Ronald Darby, fled the scene. Police initially labeled the incident as a hit-and-run, but Williams later returned to the scene and was only issued two traffic tickets.

Tallahassee police failed to ask Williams why he fled the scene or whether he had been drinking, the Times found.

- Dan Gartland

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