Thursday, September 27, 2007

Willie Williams in Trouble Again

The long and sad story of linebacker Willie Williams has taken another twist for the worst.

"ESPN College Football Live" reports this afternoon that the troubled star has been dismissed from Louisville. Allegedly a police officer pulled over Willie's vehicle and found marijuana. Earlier this year Williams transferred from West Los Angeles Community College to Louisville after athletic director Tom Jurich personally approved the decision. Undoubtedly Jurich informed Williams that due to his criminal past he would be held to a higher standard.

In 2004 Williams was among the most heavily-recruited high school football players in the country. But his on-the-field talent came with some heavy baggage. From 2000-2004 he was arrested 11 times, including felony burglary for which Williams was sentenced to 18 months probation.

During a well-documented visit to the University of Florida Willie inappropriately hugged a woman, fought in a bar and set off fire extinguishers inside a hotel. Eventually Williams signed with Miami. After redshirting his first season Williams played in a handful of games in 2005 before requesting a release from his scholarship.

Now it seems Willie will never play college football again.

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