Sam Williams, a rookie defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys, surrendered himself to Plano Police Tuesday on charges related to a reckless driving incident.
Williams, 24, got into a crash with another driver last month, leading to the charges. The collision occurred on the 8200 block of Preston Road and Town Square Drive on December 22, Plano police said.
Williams was reportedly driving between 65 and 70 mph, well over the 55 mph speed limit, while weaving through traffic. Williams’ black corvette crashed into a black Infiniti QX60.
Police said the driver of the Infiniti, Patricia Hayes, failed to yield the right of way while making a left turn. Both drivers were determined to be partially at fault in the wreck, according to the incident report.
Neither of the drivers were seriously injured, but both were hospitalized as a precautionary measure. “I’m okay everyone so is the other person that was involved,” Williams tweeted after the crash.
Law enforcement officials noted that there were no signs that alcohol or drugs contributed to the crash.
However, police did issue a misdemeanor warrant earlier this week for reckless driving for Williams, who had allegedly already agreed to surrender to police. He was released the same day that he surrendered after posting bond.
Police told NBC that “no other enforcement actions were taken on the other driver.”
Williams, an Ole Miss alumnus, was a second-round draft pick in the 2022 NFL draft. He had 20 tackles, 13 of which were solo, and one forced fumble, during the 15 games he played with the Cowboys this season.
In nearby Dallas, reckless driving has been recognized as a growing problem. In fact, the city is considered one of the most dangerous cities for pedestrians, leading some advocates to suggest that reducing speed limits in certain areas could help reduce reckless driving-related incidents, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.