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Former Razorback arrested in Arkansas months after picked in NFL Draft

By John Moritz

This article was originally published July 14, 2016 at 7:32 a.m. Updated July 14, 2016 at 9:38 a.m.

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Jonathan Williams, a former running back with the Arkansas Razorbacks who is now signed with the NFL, was charged with a DWI early Thursday.

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Jonathan Williams, a former running back for the Arkansas Razorbacks, was charged with driving while intoxicated early Thursday by Fayetteville police.

According to the website of the Washington County jail, Williams was booked in at 3:21 a.m. on charges of driving while intoxicated and failing to consent to a breath test. He was released about two hours later.

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According to his preliminary arrest report, Williams was stopped at the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Stadium Drive on the southern edge of campus shortly before 2 a.m.

Police wrote that Williams's eyes were bloodshot and he had slurred speech, telling officers he had had one beer around 7 p.m. He later said the beer was a 40-ounce variety, the arresting officer wrote.

The officer wrote that Williams declined to submit to a breathalyzer based on previous advice from his agent.

After four years at Arkansas, Williams was selected by the Buffalo Bills in April in the 5th round of the NFL Draft.

Read Friday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reporter Tom Murphy contributed to this story

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TravisBickle says... July 14, 2016 at 9:45 a.m.

I'd be drunk too if I had to live in Buffalo.

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RoscoeCase says... July 14, 2016 at 10:29 a.m.

One question, why is this considered news?

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HarleyOwner says... July 14, 2016 at 10:44 a.m.

It's part of the training to be in the NFL.

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YoungHog says... July 14, 2016 at 12:20 p.m.

MAN.. These guys need to learn.. If your board.. Go out the country..

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BirdDogsRock says... July 14, 2016 at 12:28 p.m.

Jonathan, what are you thinking? You've been granted a very special opportunity after missing all last year, but still getting drafted. Don't blow it!!

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gatorgirl623 says... July 14, 2016 at 12:38 p.m.

It would be in his best interest to follow the directs of the coach and the NFL or he'll be gone really quick.

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itryed says... July 14, 2016 at 1:11 p.m.

If I sign for millions, I'm not behind the wheel DUI, somebody is driving me or, hey, I'm not even drunk. Camp has got to be coming up. Worked hard to come back, why, why, why?

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mrcharles says... July 14, 2016 at 1:23 p.m.

Final Analysis, Stupid is as STupid does.

Guess he can afford a lawyer.

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buckeye1 says... July 14, 2016 at 1:25 p.m.

Doesnt matter 5th round pick he will nit have a career in the NFL anyway. Most former Razorbacks do not , he just another one!

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neilnelson says... July 14, 2016 at 4:06 p.m.

you sound like a real dumbass buckeye. now go vote for Trump and be damned,

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