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Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 11/19/2010

Bucs wide receiver Mike Williams charged with DUI

By Cindy Boren

Updated at 1:21 p.m.

Mike Williams will travel to San Francisco and will start against the 49ers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Filed at 11:16 a.m.

Mike Williams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' leading wide receiver, was arrested for driving under the influence early Friday morning in Tampa.

Williams, a rookie, was stopped at 2:48 a.m. and was released shortly after 8 a.m. on $500 bond. His blood alcohol level was below the limit of .08, but a sheriff's department spokesman said that officers observed him speeding and weaving in traffic. Deputies said his eyes were glassy and he smelled of alcohol. Williams took a urine test, but results will not be back for several weeks.

"We are in the process of gathering all the facts," Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said in a statement released by the team. "Mike has been very cooperative."

He is expected to travel with the team to San Francisco and to play in Sunday's game.

Williams isn't the first NFL player to face DUI charges this fall. Braylon Edwards, Dwayne Jarrett and Pat McAfee have all been in the headlines.

By Cindy Boren  | November 19, 2010; 11:16 AM ET
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Just your average southern JERK cop that won't leave well enough alone when he blew under the limit.NOOO he has to be boss hog jerk and screw with him till he can find some thing to bust him on, thanks for ruining the Bucs Tampa Police !

Posted by: gvalente1 | November 19, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Good for the Bucs for not imposing some knee jerk suspension. Sounds like he wasnt' drunk, and the cops thought, "well, as long as I pulled him over, might as well arrest him."

Posted by: ShovelPlease | November 19, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

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