*Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie receiver Mike Williams was arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Friday morning, according to Hillsborough County Jail records.
Williams’ blood alcohol level was below the state limit of .08, but a sheriff’s department spokesman told the St. Petersburg Times that Williams was seen speeding and weaving in traffic.
Sheriff’s deputies said his eyes were glassy and he smelled of alcohol.
Williams, 23, also submitted to a urine test, which can be requested if the officer suspects a driver is under the influence of something other than alcohol, the spokesman said. Toxicology results could take four to six weeks.
Williams’ blood alcohol levels were .065 and .061 in two different tests. He was released on $500 bond later Friday morning.
A Buccaneers official told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that Williams was going 12 mph over the speed limit and was issued a speeding ticket.
“We are in the process of gathering all the facts,” Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said in a statement released by the team. “Mike has been very cooperative.”
A team official said Williams will travel with the team to San Francisco. The team plans to start him, despite the arrest, according to a team source, who said that Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris met with the team’s captains, including quarterback Josh Freeman and cornerback Ronde Barber, before making his decision.
The source said Williams also will have to address his team on the road trip.
A fourth-round draft pick out of Syracuse, Williams quickly emerged as Tampa Bay’s top wide receiver from the start of the season. He has 40 catches for 627 yards and five touchdowns.