Posted: Sep 1, 2011 9:21 PM by Gene Cotton
Updated: Sep 1, 2011 9:22 PM
DENVER (AP) - Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams will go on trial in January for a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence and not having headlights on his car.
Williams, the teams' leading tackler, was scheduled to appear in Denver County Court Thursday for a motions hearing. Defense attorney Harvey A. Steinberg says Williams couldn't make it because he's undergoing medical treatment. A judge rescheduled the motion hearing for Nov. 17 and scheduled Williams' trial for Jan. 17.
Williams suffered a dislocated right elbow in the Broncos' 23-20 win over Seattle.
Williams was arrested in Denver in November on suspicion of driving under the influence. It was hours before he was supposed to report to training camp.
NFL officials recently said they would not comment on possible discipline.