Earlier this week, the Auburn Tigers announced the dismissal of star wide receiver Duke Williams from the program. There were few details on the reason for his dismissal, but now troubling reports are beginning to surface.
According to al.com, Williams was dismissed from the team following what is being described as a “bar rampage.”
Williams allegedly punched punched a pair of security guards, a bartender’s assistant and a customer at Skybar while trying to get one of his friends back in the establishment.
The incident all started when Williams’ friend was kicked out of the bar for wearing sunglasses inside; a violation of the dress code.
“Williams’ party was kicked out of Skybar for wearing sunglasses inside, a violation of the bar’s dress code policy. Williams, who the witness said appeared intoxicated, attempted to get his friend back into the bar using his local celebrity status only to be denied,” the report read.
“Police arrived at the scene Saturday after the incident and returned Monday, according to the witness, who said one of the victims wanted to press charges against Williams unless he was disciplined by the team.”
Williams has been suspended by Auburn on numerous occassions. The latest inside was just the final straw for head coach Gus Malzahn. Last season as a junior, Williams led the team in receiving.
It will be interesting to see what the future holds for Williams after the troubling trend of off-field issues.
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