Lions WR Jameson Williams was surprised by NFL’s 6-game suspension

Former Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams spent one season with the program after transferring in from Ohio State. That one season was enough to propel him to be a first-round selection, despite suffering an ACL tear in the national championship game. The recovery process overlapped with the start of the NFL season, so his professional career began 11 weeks later than expected. The same will happen in 2023.

Though he is not injured, the Detroit Lions wide receiver will miss the first six weeks of the regular season due to a suspension that was handed down to Williams and a few other players on the Lions and across the league for violating the NFL’s gambling policy.

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The suspension caught him off guard.

“It hit me out the blue, and it hit a couple players on my team and around the league out the blue,” Williams said recently during media availability.

While it is frustrating, Williams is ready to move forward and looks back to returning to the field.

“I wasn’t aware of this situation. But as it happened, I took it on the chin. I was ready to move forward. As things went on, I got the consequences. That’s been my whole plan: moving forward from things and just looking at the better days.”

Roll Tide Wire will continue to follow Williams and other former Alabama players in the NFL as the 2023 season approaches.


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