Body cam video of Terrance Williams’ arrest
Frisco police released dash cam and body cam video of their investigation and arrest of Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams on a charge of public intoxication Saturday morning after police found his 2017 Lamborghini crashed into a light pole.
The police found the Lamborghini abandoned in the area of Frisco Green Avenue and Lebanon Road, not far from the Cowboys' practice facility, at 4:45 a.m. After police determined that the vehicle was registered to Williams, the receiver was found near his home riding an electric bicycle and was arrested.
The video lines up with the story in the initial police report and is contrary to statements released by Williams and his lawyer Chip Lewis, who claim the car accident didn’t involve a light pole at all.
After coming up on the accident and determining that the car belonged to Williams, police went to his residence where they found a visibly intoxicated Williams riding and then falling off a motorized bike in the road.
Williams claimed he had been home all night and blamed the crash on former Baylor teammate Kendall Wright, whom he called an "idiot."
Williams said Wright left the scene in a yellow Camaro and went to a club but called him to let him know where to find the car.
This is in contrast to a statement Williams released on Saturday, saying, "The driver in front of me slammed on his brakes and I turned to the left and hopped the curb to avoid him."
Two problems with Williams' story are the police found his cellphone in the car and security at his gated community said the Cowboys player was driven home just 15-20 minutes earlier riding with someone else.
The police also said they found the key to Williams’ car in his pocket when they searched him after the arrest.
When Williams initially encountered the police he said he didn’t know where he was going.
When asked about his car and the accident, he then said he was riding the motorized bike to find his car.
He said he has nine cars, including the $325,000 Lamborghini, and knew he was in no condition to drive one of them.
Williams was observed to have bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and the odor of alcohol by officers at the scene, prompting his arrest absent a sobriety test or breathalyzer.
Per the police report: "Based on the totality of the circumstances Terrance was believed to be intoxicated in a public place. He was also believed to be a danger to himself as he had already fallen once from his electric bicycle and was also in the roadway where he could be struck by other motorists."
It’s the continuation of tumultuous offseason for Williams, who suffered a fracture foot during workouts in March and is sidelined until training camp.
The arrest now puts him in jeopardy of being suspended by the NFL for violating the personal conduct policy.
If he is suspended, it would void the guarantees in his contract, allowing the Cowboys to release him without significant financial penalty.
So far the Cowboys are sticking behind Williams in what is an ongoing investigation by the Frisco police and the team.
Owner Jerry Jones told USA Today Sports at the owner’s meetings in Atlanta that he gives “Terrance the benefit of the doubt” because nothing in his track record suggests anything other than his being a solid guy off the field.
All I know about Terrance…He’s solid…Real solid,” Jones said to USA Today Sports at the owner’s meeting in Atlanta. “I’m hopeful. I don't know the details. I’ve read his public statement about it and take that at face value. I don’t know anything other than what I have read. I haven’t talked to him. In general, his track record is really solid with us on behavioral issues. So consequentially, I’m not going to give it a lot of concern, other than I just hate he’s had that issue.”