Former Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams spent one season with the program after transferring from Ohio State. That one season was enough to propel him to become a first-round selection despite suffering an ACL tear in the national championship game. The recovery process coincided with the start of the NFL season, so his professional career started 11 weeks later than expected. The same will happen in 2023.
Although he is not injured, the Detroit lions wide receiver will miss the first six weeks of the regular season due to a suspension imposed on Williams and a few other players from the Lions and the rest of the league for violating the NFL’s gambling policy.
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The suspension caught him off guard.
“It hit me out of the blue, and it hit a few players on my team and around the league out of the blue,” Williams said recently during media availability.
While frustrating, Williams is ready to move forward and looks back on his return to the field.
“I was not aware of this situation. But when it happened, I took it on the chin. I was ready to move on. As things progressed, I suffered the consequences. That’s been my whole plan: moving things forward and just looking for the better days.
#Lions WR Jameson Williams says he was unaware of the NFL betting rule he violated beforehand, but will not appeal the six-game suspension. “Just make the right decisions, it was something I wasn’t aware of and it caught my eye,” he said. Williams says, “it hit me out of the blue.” pic.twitter.com/tLgjywxxgr
— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) May 25, 2023
Roll Tide Wire will continue to follow Williams and other former Alabama players in the NFL as the 2023 season approaches.