RB Williams arrested, suspended indefinitely
Published: Monday, August 12, 2013
Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013 16:08
UConn running back Joe Williams has been suspended indefinitely from the football team for “a violation of team policies,” according to a release by the school on Monday.
According to Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant, Williams was arrested by UConn police and charged with credit card theft, illegal use of credit card and sixthdegree larceny.
Williams played in nine games last season as a freshman for the Huskies. He ran the ball three times for six yards.
At the team’s media day session on Friday, head coach Paul Pasqualoni said that he would ideally like to be at least three players deep at running back. Williams was one of four returning players at the position with Lyle McCombs, Max DeLorenzo and Martin Hyppolite. McCombs faced legal issues last season and Hyppolite is recovering from injuries suffered in a car crash earlier this year. Freshman Joshua Mariner is the only other running back on the roster.
UConn and the Division of Athletics will not comment farther on the matter, according to the school’s release.