Mark Dominik: 'We're not going to sit a player for speeding'
If you're looking for more rationalization for the Bucs' reasons for playing receiver Mike Williams today, two days after his DUI arrest, general manager Mark Dominik makes it pretty clear in this interview with our Rick Stroud.
His quote is unequivocal: "We're not going to sit a player for speeding. And it looks to us as though that's really the only law he broke here."
Dominik also points out that the urine test that Williams submitted to was not required, but Williams agreed anyway. That gives the Bucs assurance that he didn't have anything other than alcohol in his system when he was arrested early Friday morning by Hillsborough deputies. As you probably know by now, Williams' blood-alcohol content was found to be below the legal limit, though he did fail a field sobriety test.
Still, Dominik's point is important. If Williams' urine test comes back clean, there's a very good chance this whole thing will result in a moving violation of some kind, but not a criminal charge. Under those circumstances, the Bucs would be justified in playing Williams today.