Cops pulled over Williams’s big-ass SUV on Indy’s Northside early on the morning of September 11, after he failed to signal while changing lanes. They found a smoldering “cigar-sized marijuana cigarette” in the vehicle, and a passenger in the back was in possession of a 9mm pistol that had previously been reported stolen in Collierville, Tennessee. If you’re wondering exactly how often police pull someone over for failing to signal before changing lanes — well, I’m wondering the same thing.
In any case, Williams was hit with some traffic violations and a misdemeanor criminal charge of driving without ever having a license (the pot was claimed by one of his buddies). Team president Larry Bird, who will have to get used to these words during this upcoming NBA season, said he was “extremely disappointed” by Williams’s actions. The team suspended him for the first three games of the upcoming season, and a lawyer for the forward said he would enter a guilty plea before the Pacers open camp October 1.
When he’s not googling “Red River flameout” and “lame lane change,” Matt Taibbi writes for Rolling Stone. He can be reached atM_Taibbi@yahoo.com.
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