Former number three overall pick arrested on weapons charge
Authorities said yesterday that Defensive Lineman Quinnen Williams was arrested, ticketed, and given a court date after attempting to board a flight at LaGuardia Airport while carrying a gun on Thursday. According to a Queens District Attorney, Williams has been ordered to appear in court on March 25th. Williams was arrested Thursday on a criminal weapon possession charge.
The Port Authority Police Department is saying that Williams was arrested at a Delta Check-In counter before being able to go through security. The department went on to say that Williams did have a permit for the gun for his home state of Alabama but not for the state of New York. Police are reporting that the unloaded gun was found in Williams’ carry-on bag.
Williams’ agent posted a statement from his attorney, Alex Sprio, on Twitter. It said, “there was allegedly a technical issue with the manner in which the lawfully owned firearm was stored — and we expect the matter to be resolved shortly…”
The Jets released a statement yesterday that read, “…We have been in contact with Quinnen Williams and are fully aware of the situation. We will have no additional comment as this is a pending legal matter.”
Williams played in 13 games his rookie season with the Jets. He finished his 2019 campaign with nine starts, 31 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and a fumble recovery.