Local Warrant Issued for Cowboys Player


Dallas Cowboys Sam Williams | Image by WFAA

Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Sam Williams has a warrant out for his arrest and has been asked to turn himself in to the Plano police department.

Williams is reportedly wanted on a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving, according to TMZ, and the judge will set his bond at arraignment.

If police stop Williams before he turns himself in, “he would be arrested then,” a police spokesperson said.

The warrant stems from a December 22 vehicle collision, when Williams slammed his Corvette into another vehicle, as reported by The Dallas Express.

Police initially said after the crash that a black Infiniti had failed to yield to Williams while trying to make a left turn.

The incident occurred when Williams was driving home from work, less than 5 miles from the Cowboys’ headquarters in Frisco.

“I’m okay everyone so is the other person that was involved,” Williams tweeted after the crash.

Williams also addressed photos from the aftermath of the crash that showed his vehicle totaled, on a tow truck, stating that he was thankful to be alive.

“You’re looking at the [totaled] car like, man, but God works in mysterious ways,” Williams said. “I know He has something in store for me.”

Officers have since determined the speed Williams was traveling at the time of the collision, prompting the warrant.

No one was seriously injured in the accident. However, both Williams and the 71-year-old driver of the Infiniti were transported to the hospital for precautionary reasons.

Williams appeared on the Cowboys’ injury report the next day with a concussion and a neck strain, forcing him to miss the Christmas Eve game against the Eagles.

It is unclear whether the arrest warrant will affect Williams’ availability for Dallas’ Wild Card playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday at 7:15 p.m. CT.

Williams has had a strong rookie season in Dallas; the second-round pick has appeared in 15 games and totaled 22 tackles and four sacks.

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