Cowboys WR Terrance Williams Suspended

The NFL has suspended Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams for three games, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Williams is currently on injured reserve, but he can serve the ban while on IR.

Williams was arrested in May after allegedly crashing his vehicle into a light pole, but he was never charged with driving under the influence. Instead, Williams faced a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication, a violation which was dismissed after Williams completed an alcohol awareness course and paid for damages, but the NFL still holds the right to issue its own response.

While Williams won’t have to miss any time as a result of his suspension given that he’s already out for the season, he will miss out on cash. He’ll be forced to sacrifice 3/17 of his base salary, which amounts to about $618K. All Cowboys players have contract language that voids their guarantees in the event of a suspension, but Williams doesn’t have any more guaranteed money on his deal after 2018.

In other Cowboys news, Dallas isn’t currently involved in the wide receiver trade market, tweets Josina Anderson of ESPN.com. Several pass-catchers, notably including Raiders wideout Amari Cooper, are reportedly on the trade block, but the Cowboys are comfortable with their current depth chart of Cole Beasley, Michael Gallup, Allen Hurns, Deonte Thompson, and Tavon Austin.

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  1. jorge78

    So I take it these suspensions are really mostly large fines.

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    • tharrie0820

      No, they’re suspensions. If it was just a large fine, he would still be able to play

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