He hasn't even been signed a month and he's already getting in trouble. Luckily for the Redskins and their rookie left tackle, it doesn't appear to be too serious.
Offensive lineman Trent Williams, the Redskins' first draft pick this year, is due in Fairfax County traffic court next week for a reckless driving ticket he picked up on the Dulles Toll Road in June, court records show ...
Williams, 22, was pulled over at 1:10 a.m. on Sunday, June 6. He was allegedly going 90 mph in a 55-mile-per-hour zone, according to the ticket written by Fairfax Officer Amanda Bronson, as he headed west on the toll road near the Fairfax County Parkway.
Now technically, Williams wasn't under contract with the Redskins at the time, but he was on his way to an team run off season workout. You may be wondering what made this particular offense "reckless driving" as opposed to just speeding. Here's your answer.
Officers may write tickets for reckless driving, rather than speeding, for anyone driving 20 or more miles per hour over the speed limit. In Fairfax, prosecutors will request a day of jail time for every mile over 90 miles per hour, so Williams will not face that. But, if convicted, he probably will have his driver's license suspended for up to six months.
It's not the end of the world, but it isn't something to be proud of either. Hopefully it doesn't affect his performance on the field.