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Cowboys' Terrance Williams addresses arrest, car accident in statement

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

Terrance Williams gave his side of the story on Saturday night.

The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver was arrested by Frisco police early Saturday, as first reported by the Star-Telegram.

Williams was arrested on a charge of public intoxication, a Class C misdemeanor, after police found a Lamborghini registered to him 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.

"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."

Williams' attorney, Houston-based Chip Lewis, believes Williams will be "vindicated" when the investigation is complete.

"We appreciate the professionalism of all law enforcement involved in handling this situation," Lewis said in a statement. "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."

Williams is currently recovering from offseason foot surgery, and will not be able to participate in organized team activities (OTAs) or minicamp later this month and in June.

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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