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Jamal Williams faces DUI charges

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by BLITZED56, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. BLITZED56

    BLITZED56 Well-Known Member

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    http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/feb/02/bn02jamal225516-no-headline/?zIndex=47004

    Chargers lineman Jamal Williams faces DUI charges

    SAN DIEGO — Chargers defensive lineman Jamal Williams was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of drunken driving after he was speeding down state Route 94, the California Highway Patrol said.

    Williams, 32, was going west in his 2008 Bentley about 1:30 a.m., CHP Officer Brian Pennings said. He said he did not know how fast Williams was going.

    A CHP officer pulled Williams over near Home Avenue east of downtown, in the Ridgeview/Webster area. Pennings said Williams gave a blood sample for a blood-alcohol test, but the results are not yet known. Williams was booked into county jail and later was released on bail.

    Another Charger, receiver Vincent Jackson, was arrested early Jan. 6 on suspicion of driving under the influence on state Route 52 near Interstate 805
     
  2. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    *sighs*

    also, nb4 h/c gets blamed
     
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  3. BLITZED56

    BLITZED56 Well-Known Member

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    You mean Norv didn't put a gun to his head?? :icon_huh::icon_shrug:
     
  4. Aggieman

    Aggieman I bleed blue and gold

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    NO! No! No! No more bad press for the team! Really Jamal? With the Jackson DUI **** you would really be this stupid to drive under the influence too. Sometimes I just don't get the whole D&D thing. I get a little drunk, blow a .09 (I'm under 21 so the BAC doesn't really matter anyway) and I would never even consider driving in that state.
     
  5. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    These guys need to get drivers or take a fricken taxi!
     
  6. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Charger Jamal Williams Arrested For DUI

    AN DIEGO -- Another member of the San Diego Chargers football team has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk, authorities said Monday.

    California Highway Patrol officers told 10News Monday that Chargers defensive tackle, Jamal Williams, was arrested early Saturday.

    Officers said Williams was driving west on State Route 94 near Home Avenue shortly before 2 a.m.

    Officers said he was stopped for speeding in his Bentley.

    After he was pulled over, officers took him to jail and booked him on DUI charges.

    Williams was later released.

    No comment yet from the team.
     
  7. in_a_days

    in_a_days dgaf

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    Severely bummed by this news...

    I will say this however... Jamal was not the force this year that he was in years past and I kinda think he's on the downward side of his career. Maybe this will be a little more motivation for AJ to find us a fresh stud NT. :icon_shrug:
     
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  8. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Mufflers Are Overrated

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    Lovely... :icon_sad:

    I'll reserve judgment until the facts come out.
     
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  9. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Agree but it just looks horrible that this team can't apparently either not drink and drive or not call a bleepin taxi
     
  10. Sydalish

    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

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    Ditto - still doesn't sound good tho :no:
     
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    ya Earl broke the story on 1090 before anyone knew about it cause he knew somebody, sucks
     
  12. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    Nahhhh. I'd say it's your fault, just for being lame!!!
     
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    I guess to us, a $10,000.00 fine is huge, but when you make the money these guys are making, hell they can go into a Casino and blow 10 Grand on one hand of Black Jack

    I bet these guys would stop this crap if the fine was 1/2 of their yearly Salary. Or slap a Team fine of One Million Dollars every time a player gets caught drinking and driving! Then you could hold the Team accountable for the player’s actions. Because right now this is happening way to much here lately.
     
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  14. RM24

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    Time for Spanos to get a "Shortbus" for his players to shuttle them to and from the bars. These guys just can't stay out of trouble and might kill somebody if they keep getting DUI's!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  15. SanDiegoRon

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    at least he wasn't shot...:icon_eek:
     
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    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    How many DUI's get taken to jail every month in Dego, these guy's are just like you and I, they live, work and party. Is that an excuse for being "stupid" no but it happens.

    I know how many times I should have gotten a DUI and lucked out, not all people do.
     
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    This may have applied to me like 14 years ago, but I've since matured and that doesn't apply anymore. If someone with the limited funds that I have can afford a cab when I go out, then I EXPECT others that have more money to be able to as well.

    It's not like I'm an old fart either, Jamal and I are the same age. Physically at least. :tdown:
     
  18. HollywoodLeo

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    For ****s sake

    You make millions of dollars a year.

    Is it really that burdensome to call a cab, or even a limo service when you want to go out drinking?
     
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    I'm with ya on this. To a point. I'd like to find out what his BAC is before I start throwing out things like "dumbass". Only because, how many people have a few beers and a couple hours later drive home? All the while believing they are doing the right thing, waiting til they're sober before getting behind the wheel.

    I'm sorry, but I've done it and it makes me wonder - would I have passed a breathalizer test? I honestly couldn't say with 100% certainty that I would. Not because I was wasted or even buzzed but because I have no idea how long it would take for my BAC to be at a legal limit [if it ever went past it]. I don't imagine I am alone. Plus, if you decline a breathalizer they are going to arrest you and book you. Charges are only filed if your blood test comes up positive [Right?]

    Does it make it OK to drive impaired? Of course not. There is no excuse for drunk driving and if he's guilty then he will be punished and I will be dissappointed. But this is still America and the media is not a courtroom. We're all innocent until proven guilty. :flag:

    Unless you play/root for the Raiders.... then you're always guilty. :icon_twisted:
     
  20. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    As far as I understand, you're right. Many people don't realize though that it takes a little bit for the alcohol to be completely absorbed into your bloodstream, so the longer you wait the higher your blood test will show (to a certain extent of course). The human body metabolizes alcohol at the rate of .015 blood alcohol content per hour. That means that if you're at the legal limit of .08 it will take just over 5 1/2 hours to get rid of all that alcohol. Never mind the fact that even after just one beer your breath stinks of it and a cop will question you on it.

    I just do the safe route and don't drive even after one beer, or just drink at home. If I get busted with DUI, not only does the state get a piece of my ***, the Navy takes a giant chunk too. That combined with the fact that you're more likely to kill someone else while driving drunk vice hurting just yourself make me err on the safe side.

    I'm not trying to preach about being holier than thou and all that crap, I just question some people's thought processes. Especially when you're an older person.

    That being said, just like Jackson's arrest of suspicion of DUI, I believe they're innocent until proven guilty.
     
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    The Navy has had this type of program for years. You get a little card, and if you're trashed you just give it to the cab driver and you get a free ride home (it doesn't work to get to a bar or anything like that though). The Navy reimburses the cab drivers, so it's win-win. People still get DUI's though. Some people are just stupid. :tdown:
     
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    Smith disappointed in Tuesday’s news

    A.J. Smith addressed a topic Tuesday afternoon that the Chargers’ General Manager wished he didn’t have to.

    “It’s disappointing to hear about the issue involving Jamal Williams,” Smith said. “We’ll continue to monitor the situation and let the legal process run its course.”

    Williams was pulled over by a California Highway Patrol officer early Sunday morning and was charged with suspicion of driving under the influence. Results of the blood-alcohol test are pending.

    Smith pointed out that the team has taken measures to help players avoid getting a DUI. In 2006, the Chargers were the first NFL team to offer “Safe Ride Solutions,” a members-only DUI-prevention car service that provides players the opportunity to have off-duty or retired police officers drive them home. Several other teams have followed the Chargers’ lead by implementing the Safe Ride program.

    In 2007, the Chargers received the NFL's Winston-Shell Award for demonstrating commitment and dedication to developing unique and innovative ideas and solutions, specificially the implementation of the Safe Ride program.

    “The Chargers have always been leaders and positive contributors to our community,” Smith said. “We take our stature in the community very seriously. Through the Chargers and the NFL, or players receive one of the most comprehensive education and support programs in sports.”

    Just a month removed from the club’s third-consecutive AFC West title, Smith’s final words emphasized that it’s the Chargers’ goal to achieve the highest level of success both on and off the field.

    “We will continue to do whatever it takes to win a championship and make San Diego proud of its football team,” Smith said.
     
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    Is this his first one? If so, then I'll say "bad decision and hopefully he learned." VJ on the other hand was on probation for and earlier DUI conviction. That's bad.

    Now of course if the court finds them not guilty... then that's that but either way, I hope they learned their lesson.
    Here's something to keep in mind... imagine how many cabs, hotels, limos, etc. you could have got for the cost of a DUI?
     
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    When you make millions of dollars a year the cost of a cab is relative to the cost of a soda from a soda machine for us non-rich folk.

    If you drink and drive you're dumb.

    If you make millions of dollars a year and you drink and drive you're a ****ing idiot.

    If you make millions of dollars a year and your employer still provides you with a free "safe ride" program but you still drink and drive you'd probably fit in with the futuristic crowd in the movie Idiocracy.



     
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    This is all that needs to be said. The Chargers have a plan for guys to get a ride, the farthest any of these guys lives from where they are drinking is 50 bucks in a cab and the team has plenty of examples of players who have come to grief over alcohol and steering wheels. Teh stoopit-it burrrrrrns.
     
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    Man - this really disappoints me. :icon_sad:
     
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    That plan sucks, it is not working!

    Start fining these guys, and the fine must be huge, these guys have to know they are not above the law.

    I bet if these guys lost a couple of Game checks, that phone would be flying off the hook!
     
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    Are Jamal, and VJ looking at NFL or team suspensions for this, if convicted?
     
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    Legalize drunk driving and build safe cars for drunk drivers.

    That would stimulate the hell out of all the bars not to mention the drunks. Get with the program people. :icon_twisted:
    :icon_toast: :icon_party:
     

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