Tim Williams, an Alabama senior linebacker and one of the standouts on the Crimson Tide’s fantastic defense, was arrested early Thursday morning.
According to a report by Rivals, Williams was brought in by university police for possessing an firearm without a permit.
University of Alabama standout senior linebacker Tim Williams was arrested by UAPD Thursday morning and charged with carrying a pistol without a permit.
Williams was booked into jail at 2:09 a.m. and released on a $300 bond.
This season, Williams has six tackles, 1.5 sacks, and a forced fumble. He broke out last year, recording 10.5 sacks, good for second on the team, and 12.5 tackles for loss as a junior. The Baton Rouge native was named to the Bednarik, Lott, Nagurski, Butkus and Lombardi Award preseason watch lists ahead of the 2016 season.
There is no word yet whether Williams will face any discipline. Alabama hosts the Kentucky Wildcats this Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Update: Tim Williams has responded to the incident on Twitter, calling it a “mistake worth learning from.”
Thank god a mistake worth learning from. 🙏🏽🤘🏾
— Timmy Soldado (@JaYbOi225) September 29, 2016
We’ll continue to update this story as more is released.