The Detroit Lions’ second-year wide receiver, Jameson Williams was suspended for six games for violating the NFL’s gambling policy, but he claims he was unaware of the rule.
Williams was suspended for betting on a non-NFL game in an NFL facility. He said Thursday his suspension caught him off guard.
“It hit me out of the blue and hit a couple of other players around the league and on my team out of the blue,” Williams said. “I wasn’t aware of this situation, but as it happened, I took it on the chin.”
Williams missed time during his rookie season as he healed from a torn ACL from his time at Alabama. He only recorded one reception last season, but it went for 41 yards and a score. He is grateful he gets an opportunity to work with the Lions during OTAs despite his suspension.
“The suspension, it pretty much is what it is,” Williams said. “I broke a policy. I pretty much look past those things. The situation, like I said, it is what it is. I’m just happy to be out here, get this time with my guys I didn’t get a chance to do last year. I’m happy I get a chance to do that.”
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