The Denver Broncos face the loss of leading tackler D.J. Williams to an NFL suspension after his second drunken driving arrest.
The linebacker and defensive co-captain was charged with driving under the influence after being arrested in Denver early Friday morning, just hours before he was supposed to report to the team facility.
It’s his second such arrest. He pleaded guilty in September 2005 to driving drunk and was ordered to perform 24 hours of community service. The seventh-year pro from the University of Miami likely will be suspended for multiple games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.
AROUND THE LEAGUE
Giants wide receiver Steve Smith will miss Sunday’s game against the Cowboys because of a partially torn pectoral muscle. Jaguars defensive end Aaron Kampman is out for the season after tearing a knee ligament during practice Thursday. Browns linebacker Marcus Benard sat out practice Friday and continues to be evaluated, one day after fainting in Cleveland’s locker room. Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin (migraine headaches) returned to practice but is questionable to play Sunday against the Bears.