Terrell Williams: Arkansas LB Reportedly Arrested for DWI

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent INovember 4, 2012

COLUMBIA, SC - NOVEMBER 06:  Terrell Williams #25 of the Arkansas Razorbacks against the South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 6, 2010 in Columbia, South Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Arkansas Razorbacks linebacker Terrell Williams was reportedly arrested by Fayetteville police early on Sunday morning for driving while intoxicated, according to Arkansas News' Robbie Neiswanger.


UPDATE: Sunday, November 4 at 11:51 a.m. ET by Patrick Clarke

Terrell Williams has been suspended indefinitely by Arkansas following his arrest, according to CollegeFootballTalk.com via Twitter:

Arkansas announces Terrell Williams has been indefinitely suspended following a drunk-driving arrest.

— CollegeFootballTalk (@CFTalk) November 4, 2012

---End of Update---


According to Neiswanger's report, Williams was booked shortly after 4 a.m. on Sunday and was released after posting bail not long after his arrest. His court appearance is set for December 14. 

The 21-year-old senior recorded seven tackles on Saturday in the Razorbacks' 19-15 win over Tulsa. Williams, a native of Tulsa, Okla., is Arkansas' fourth-leading tackler after nine games in 2012, boasting 52 total tackles and one sack this season. 

Williams' arrest comes at a terrible time for Arkansas.

The Razorbacks, who have fallen way short of expectations this year, have gathered some momentum after winning three of their last four. But they could be without one of their best defenders on Saturday when they travel to Columbia to take on South Carolina if head coach John L. Smith decides to suspend Williams.

According to Neiswanger, fellow defensive teammate Chris Smith was arrested after failing to pay a ticket last month and only punished by Smith, not suspended. 

Either way, Williams has cast Arkansas' football program in a negative light at the worst possible time. The Bobby Petrino scandal is still fresh in the minds of many, and fans in Fayetteville aren't exactly pleased with the product Arkansas is putting on the field week after week.

The Razorbacks must win two of their last three games this November just to be eligible to play in a postseason bowl game. 

Keep it right here for more information on Williams' status as it becomes available. 


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