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Patriots rookie arrested after being stopped for speeding

Steven Senne | AP
Steven Senne | AP
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, center, runs with the ball as New England Patriots defenders Joejuan Williams, left, and Duron Harmon, right, give chase in the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019.

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. — New England cornerback Joejuan Williams faces charges after being stopped by a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper for speeding on Interstate 40 on Jan. 17.

The trooper stopped Williams, the 45th pick overall in the 2019 NFL draft, at 9:37 p.m near mile marker 333 in Cumberland County. Williams, 22, was arrested for speeding along with possession of a controlled substance, possession of legend drugs without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to information from the THP.

Williams reportedly posted a $37,500 bond and was released Jan. 18 from the Cumberland County Jail with a hearing set for Feb. 21.

A Patriots spokesman said the team is aware of the reports of Williams’ arrest, but offered no further comment.

The Nashville native played at Vanderbilt before being drafted. He played nine games for the Patriots.


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