3 games added to ban for Denver's Williams
October 7, 2012, 12:10 am TWN
NEW YORK--Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams was suspended by the National Football League for three games on Friday, stretching his overall ban for the ongoing season to nine games.
Williams was already serving a six-game suspension because of a violation
of the NFL's banned-substance policy. The extra three games were for a conviction for driving while impaired last August.
The six-game ban came after Williams supplied a sample that was "non-human" when asked to provide a urine sample. Williams has been the leading tackler for the Broncos in five of his eight NFL seasons.
But he will not be eligible to play this season until the Broncos play host to San Diego on November 18.
The Broncos, 2-2, are one game behind AFC West division leader San Diego, 3-1.