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Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams jailed in Frisco after car accident

Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams was arrested Saturday at around 4:45 a.m in Frisco near the Cowboys headquarters at the Star.
Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams was arrested Saturday at around 4:45 a.m in Frisco near the Cowboys headquarters at the Star. Frisco Police Department

Frisco police arrested Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams early Saturday morning on a charge of public intoxication, a Class C misdemeanor, after police found his Lamborghini crashed into a light pole.

According to a press release from the Frisco Police Department, at around 4:45 a.m. Frisco PD responded to an accident in the area of Frisco Green Avenue and Lebanon Road where they found that a 2017 blue Lamborghini had struck a light pole.

The driver of the vehicle had fled the scene and could not be found in the area, but Frisco PD were able to determine the vehicle was registered to Williams.

FPD located Williams near his residence riding an electric bicycle in the road, where he was arrested.

He has since been released from the Frisco Detention Center on a $369 bond. He was also given a misdemeanor at large charge for leaving the scene of an accident.

Williams issued a statement Saturday night about the incident.

"I am grateful that no one was injured in the accident," Williams said in a statement. "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."

Said his attorney, Houston-based Chip Lewis: "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."

The Cowboys are aware of the arrest, per a source.

It’s not a good look for Williams and his future with the Cowboys after an offseason of change at the receiver position.

Williams is sidelined until training camp with a fractured foot. So, he is already missing the offseason program, OTAs and minicamp.

The team has said goodbye to No. 1 receiver Dez Bryant and has welcomed a new receivers coach in Sanjay Lal, free agents Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson and 2018 draft picks Michael Gallup and Cedric Wilson.

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo thinks receiver Terrance Williams could emerge in 2018. The team is looking for Dez Bryant's replacement.

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