Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams was found guilty by a jury today of driving while ability impaired and without headlights during a November 2010 incident.
The ninth-year player is already facing a six-game suspension for submitting a non-human urine sample for PED testing, and is likely to receive further punishment for this latest conviction. Williams pleaded guilty to charges of DWAI in a 2005 case, and the NFL tends to issue lengthier bans to repeat offenders of the personal conduct policy.
Wesley Woodyard has been filling in at Williams's weakside linebacker spot throughout training camp, but injuries to understudies Danny Trevathan and Keith Brooking had forced the Broncos to give D.J. a few practice snaps this week.
Williams is due to make a $5M salary this season, but of course that amount will be reduced by his suspension; Denver will have until he's served his entire ban before they have to decide whether to pay/keep the linebacker or cut him loose.