Posted Wed Aug 22nd by Jon Heath
Let’s review D.J. Williams‘ life since early March:
March 9: D.J. is suspended for six games after violating the league’s Substance Abuse Policy.
June 8: D.J. tweeted an image of a play from Denver’s playbook, causing a stir among fans and the media.
June 21: D.J.’s lawsuit against the league was dismissed.
July 12: Reports emerge that D.J. tried to cheat NFL urine tests three times.
August 6: D.J. is listed as a starter on the team’s first depth chart, but hasn’t participated in any team drills at training camp.
August 15: D.J. was found guilty of driving while ability impaired, which could result in additional discipline from the league.
That’s quite the summer of incidents for D.J., who has nobody but himself to blame for his troubles. But D.J. is somewhat understandably frustrated with the man disciplining him—NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
So how does D.J. take out his frustration with the Commissioner? By refusing to serve him at his Miami-based restaurant (it seems nothing good happens in Miami involving Broncos players).
University of Miami alums Jonathan Vilma, D.J. Williams and Jon Beason put their wallets together and opened Brother Jimmy’s BBQ on August 8th (and it’s a pretty nice place). Vilma and D.J. have been smacked hard by Goodell this summer, so it was no surprise to see an image of Roger’s face taped to the restaurant’s front windows that reads, “Do not serve this man,” in all caps.
It is unclear if Vilma, D.J., Beason or all three players suggested the poster forbidding serving Goodell. Vilma seems the most likely to have come up with the idea, as he is battling a season-long suspension with the NFL.
Williams already wasn’t on Goodell’s good side, this won’t make matters any better. It’s doesn’t come as a surprise though, as we already knew D.J.’s not the brightest of fellas.
Update: 8/22/12, 4:48 p.m. (MT): The manager of the establishment said the photo posted “was just a joke,” and it has been taken down. Furthermore, Williams had nothing to do with it and did not even know of its existence.