New England Patriot Arrested On Drug Charges During Traffic Stop

Tom Gantert

New England Patriot Joejuan Williams was caught speeding and arrested on drug-related charges

Crossville, TN – New England Patriots’ defensive back Joejuan Williams was arrested on drug-related charges on Jan. 17.

A Tennessee State Police trooper stopped Williams at 9:37 p.m. for speeding, according to the Tennessean.

Williams was driving 90 mph in a 70 mph zone about 100 miles east of Nashville.

The state trooper conducted a search of the car and found acetaminophen hydrocodone prescription pills, valacyclovir hydrocodone pills and a large amount of marijuana, according to the Tennessean.

The state trooper also found hand-rolled marijuana cigarettes and illegal paraphernalia inside the 2016 Land Rover.

Williams was given a ticket for spending and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drugs without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was booked into the county jail on Jan. 17 and released the next day after he posted a $37,500 bond. Williams’ next court day is Feb. 21.

Williams is from Nashville and played college football at Vanderbilt. He was drafted in the second round of the 2019 NFL draft.

Williams signed a four-year contract that will pay him $6.6 million through 2022. In 2019, he had a base salary of $495,000 with a $2.8 million signing bonus. The Patriots had one of the best defenses in the NFL in 2019 and Williams saw limited action. He played in nine games for the Patriots and had nine tackles. Williams was expected to play more of a role in 2020.

Williams could face discipline if convicted for violating the NFL’s policy on substance abuse.

According to the Tennessean: “Players convicted of or admitting to a violation of law ... relating to use, possession, acquisition, sale, or distribution of Substances of Abuse other than alcohol, or conspiring to do so, are subject to appropriate discipline as determined by the Commissioner.”

Comments (32)
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jarhead24
jarhead24

Usual Suspect.
Next story please.

Baybumb
Baybumb

No such thing as “ Valacyclovir Hydrocodone”.
Valacyclovir is an anti viral drug used to treat herpes and shingles.
Hydrocodone is a generic narcotic pain medicine used to treat moderate to severe pain.
Hydrocodone is also used to treat the pain of shingles.
I understand the difference seems petty, but I’ve always found it to be sad when Officers charge people with possession of a scheduled drug when the drug is not scheduled or the drug is misidentified or doesn’t exist.
Just google a picture or the identifying letter/number combination on the drug.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Oh please

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

So, These morons get paid MILLIONS to play a Schoolboy Game,,,when are the Owners of these teams going to start EXPECTING them to act like they get PAID this much??? I think it's time to put a Moral Turpitude Clause in their contracts that says, 'If you are arrested for ANYTHING Public...you WILL pay the price. Two Year's Salary to start. And a suspension for a WHOLE SEASON. Should wake these over sized, Spoiled BRATS UP.

flybynight
flybynight

#dindonuffin

LEO0301
LEO0301

For the longest time my good friend HCD has claimed only white people use opioids. Now, in the last two days I've read articles where a black man OD'd on opioids and one was arrested. Surely there must be a mistake.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Another entitled, overpaid, underworked member of the National Felon League being an idiot. The usual suspect.....again!

Baybumb
Baybumb

Well, I understand that I probably jumped to the conclusion that this article was taken verbatim from the LE incident, or arrest report. But some of the replies to my original comment have certainly made me wonder as to the backgrounds of some of those that comment on these stories.
I was under the impression that the people who read these stories on this site were LEOs or in some related field connected to LE.
I find it hard to believe that to be the case mainly due to the initial hostility expressed in some of these replies. There seems to be those that assume just because I’m not blindly defending every decision that LEOs reported on in these stories have made. That I must be some anti-police troll that’s only replying to try and degrade the profession.
That’s simply not the case at all.
I do however seem to find that if some of those commenting to my initial opinion on this story are in fact current LEOs. There absolutely needs to be a much better effort in training, education, and overall psychological screening, of personnel working in LE.
I’m in no way trying to be argumentative about the specifics of Police procedure as it varies from agency to agency. However. There are some things that I find are important to my original post that seem to be either confused or just not informed.
Drugs are all scheduled in one class or another depending on their use, potential for abuse, and their habitual potential.
Just because a drug requires a prescription to obtain. Does not mean that the said drug is scheduled in a class that indicates it can charged criminally for simple possession of that drug by a person.
For instance. Amoxicillin requires a prescription to legally obtain. However, it’s not scheduled in a class of drugs that can be charged criminally for possessing or obtaining. One cannot be charged criminally for possessing amoxicillin just because there is a requirement of a prescription to obtain it. The same goes for a lot of drugs that require prescriptions, but still don’t carry a criminal penalty for possessing without a prescription.
There seems to be some confusion as to this fact.
My original point was that working LEOs should possess the knowledge of what drugs carry criminal penalties and which do not.
My point was not to speak poorly of LEOs period. Constructive criticism I believe is the term I am looking for.
I am a bit dismayed at the level of hostility and the overall attitude that some on here exhibit to anyone that posts anything even the slightest bit negative about this or other stories published on this and other Law Enforcement sites. It doesn’t seem that everyone tries to take into consideration the differing opinions or even differing experiences when discussing stories.

parkerisagoodboy
parkerisagoodboy

Well said and explained Baybum

Andytheman
Andytheman

This site is not only for law enforcement. A lot of people are interested in what it's like being a police officer. Some are kids in their late teens or early 20's contemplating a career in law enforcement and are genuinely interested in " Blue Lives Matter" to get a glimpse of what they could come up against if they were seriously thinking of a career I law enforcement. I read it because I'm a police officer and sometimes what I read gets me thinking about what I would do if I found myself in a similar situation.
I see it as a magazine for cops. It's interesting and thought provoking sometimes. It shouldn't be limited to just law enforcement personnel. I enjoy reading non law enforcement stories that come up from time to time. If it was strickly for cops then you probably would need a password and username to get it and some way to prove you are a cop. But this site is for everyone. I agree that their are many cop haters that come on this site to vent their frustration with police officers This site is somewhat monitored for content I presume but I also believe that there are cops spewing hate speech and making racist remarks one has to consider that this is a free forum to share ideas or cause problems by accusing all law enforcement people as liars and plant drugs to convict innocent people and have bags of tricks to catch speeders etc.. some of these things do happen. But if it's being negative about people of color or have mental disabilities it needs to not stop entirely but police should be aware of what their posting and not make all of us out to be bad apples or look like we endorse certain bad behaviors. The majority of us are good, caring, police officers and strive to maintain that level of professionalism, respect, being helpful..etc. I could delete this site from my phone if I wanted to. Nobody is forcing anybody to subscribe. So let's be sensitive even to those who think we're bad people.

RunCop
RunCop

Lowest common denominator

Kevcali
Kevcali

I think that should read "Williams signed a contract THAT WOULD HAVE paid him..."

Debluvsanimals
Debluvsanimals

Another outstanding citizen of the Negro Felon League. Shows you can give them tons of money and they still can't get their crap together.


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