FRISCO, Texas – Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams issued a statement through his representatives regarding his arrest for public intoxication near his home early Saturday morning after wrecking his car and then leaving it at the scene.
According to the Frisco Police Department report, police determined the car was Williams' and found him in his neighborhood riding an electric bicycle. He posted bond early Saturday afternoon.
Said Williams in his statement:
I am grateful that no one was injured in the accident. The driver in front of me slammed on his brakes and I turned to the left and hopped the curb to avoid hitting him. I got his insurance information and my neighbor picked me up when my car wouldn't drive. I live right near where the accident occurred, so my neighbor dropped me off and I called a tow truck and took the scooter from my house to go meet the tow truck driver. The police officer, who I have met in the past in the neighborhood, saw me on the scooter and arrested me without performing any sobriety tests. I have always been an upstanding citizen and handled the situation the best way I know how. I apologize if I should have handled it a little bit differently.
Williams' attorney, Chip Lewis, also said in the statement: "We appreciate the professionalism of all law enforcement involved in handling this situation. Contrary to media reports, Terrance did not hit a light pole and there was no light pole even near the vehicle. Secondly, his arrest was wholly unrelated to the traffic accident.
"We are confident that once all the facts are brought to light in court Terrance will be vindicated."
Cowboys officials said earlier Saturday that the team is aware of the incident and will continue to collect information on the matter.
Williams, a five-year veteran and returning starter in a revamped Cowboys receiver group, is currently recovering from foot surgery performed in January.