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Published on 08/15/2012 at Wed Aug 15 17:37.
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Sixteen minus ten equals six, for those of you counting at home.  And that’s how many games Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams may be allowed to participate in this season.

In addition to his six-game performance-enhancing drug suspension, Williams may also be smacked with another two-to-four week suspension after being found guilty of driving while ability impaired and driving without his headlights back in December of 2010 (his trial was delayed several times by his lawyer, Harvey Steinberg).

Per the Denver Post, Williams will likely face a minimum fine equaling two games worth of pay and at maximum, a four-game suspension.  The latter would obviously knock off a large chunk of Williams’ 2012 playing season.

The Broncos owe Williams $5 million this season, but the salary owed him during his possible six-to-ten week suspension would be not be paid.  It is unclear how much the Broncos would have to pay Williams for the games he will be active this season.

Williams (6-1, 242 lbs.) is a entering his ninth year in the NFL.  At age 30, Williams has spent his entire career in Denver, but if the team chooses to move on from the troubled veteran, he played his last game with the Broncos in the Divisional Round of the 2012 AFC Playoffs in January.

There seems to be a consensus among fans that it is time for the team to move on from Williams.  We’ll find out if the team feels the same way in the coming weeks with the team’s looming roster cuts—which are set to take place before the regular season.

Update:  Wednesday, 7:47 p.m. (MT):  CBS4’s Vic Lombardi has echoed my previous thoughts that the team does not feel the need to part ways with Williams, as they have nothing to gain from such a transaction (other than fan approval and a no-nonsense-tolerated stance).


  • TheTroglodyte

    I was sick of hearing about Tebow every time I turned around and he wasn’t even doing anything wrong.

    D.J. you ain’t got to go home but you got to get the hell out of here!

  • Jim_Jebow

    cut him

  • Tim Lynch

    How many chances can a player get? We might need his fresh legs late in the season, but come 2013, I think its time to deal him somewhere cheap…6th rounder and I’d be happy.

  • Andrew Davidson

    Damn it…could things get any worse for DJ? Granted this is for something he already did but the timing could not be worse

  • Jon

    I don’t know if any team would want to trade for him (especially his contract).

  • Tim Lynch

    Well, my hopes were assuming he comes in and beasts for 6 regular season games and 3-4 playoff games and helps us win a Super Bowl. duh. :P

  • Jon

    Then we’d just keep him!

  • Doom92

    I hope not Jon… Its time to say bye bye, right here right now!

  • Doom92

    Can I get an Aaaamen???

  • Doom92

    Who cares if it get worse for him? He doesnt care if it effects his team or this city, just say no to DJ…

  • Doom92

    He’d probably get picked up by the Raiders, he is for sure Raider material but I’m afraid I agree that they will likely keep him for injury protection. He’ll probably not get that and think they love him. To bad, I remember when he was a fan favorite rather the majority of fans wanting him gone.

  • anthony33

    The odd part about this is most players do this stupid type of thing early in their careers, you know, before they have things figured out. It’s too bad because he had so much potential.

  • Thomas Bell

    It is sad. He’s been one of the more talented and consistent players on some really poor defenses and painful seasons. Now, when his team seems poised for a really fun and exciting year — he gets to watch em on Television.

  • TheTroglodyte

    lol “just say no to DJ”

  • jdkchem

    He can always make porn films with ocho stinko.

  • Speer999

    Yeah, and everyone here are saints!!! Get off your high horses, you know we need him, if not, you’re stuck on stupid. He’ll serve his punishment and move on. The last 6 regular season games are going to be rough on some of the players playing through light or heavy injuries. He’s going to be a relief for his teammates. Think about the team instead of your arch angel Michael.

  • Shad Schoenemann

    Buh bye