Alabama LB Tim Williams faces misdemeanor gun charge

ByAlex Scarborough via ESPN logo
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Tim Williams was arrested Thursday morning by campus police on a misdemeanor charge of carrying a pistol without a permit.

According to the Associated Press, the University of Alabama Police Department incident report shows that Williams was arrested at about 1 a.m. Thursday in his vehicle.

Williams, a senior, has started every game this season and has 1.5 sacks. He is the No. 9 prospect on Mel Kiper Jr.'s Big Board of draft-eligible players.

Coach Nick Saban said in a statement, "This kind of behavior is not condoned in our program. We are currently in the process of reviewing all of the information.

"Once we have a complete understanding of the situation, we will determine what we need to do in terms of the appropriate discipline."

The 6-foot-4, 237-pound Louisiana native came on strong as a junior in 2015, getting 10.5 sacks sacks despite not starting a game.

He is the second Alabama player who has been arrested for a charge involving a gun this year. Offensive tackle Cam Robinson faced felony gun charges in Louisiana during the offseason, but a district attorney declined to prosecute.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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