ECU’s Williams arrested

Published 5:59 am Wednesday, October 22, 2008

By By STEVE FRANKLIN, Sports Writer
GREENVILLE — East Carolina running back Jonathan Williams is facing criminal charges for the second time in the last six months.
A report surfaced Tuesday that Williams, the Pirates’ leading rusher, was arrested on Oct. 5 by the Greenville Police Department for resisting an officer after a domestic call.
He was released on a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 5.
The arrest comes on the heels of Williams’ DWI arrest in early April.
Coach Skip Holtz said he learned of the latest incident in a letter from athletic director Terry Holland on Monday afternoon.
WITN Channel 7 out of Washington also reported Tuesday that Williams is being investigated for another incident that occurred in Greenville this weekend.
Holtz said he was unaware of that incident, but reiterated that ECU plans to look into Williams’ legal issues.
Williams was not at practice Tuesday and isn’t likely to rejoin the team until East Carolina conducts an internal investigation into the incidents.
The 20-year old Williams made his first career start against Virginia six days after the Oct. 5 incident and rushed for 95 yards.
On Saturday, he had a career-high 108 yards and a touchdown in the Pirates’ victory over Memphis.
Williams is the second offensive starter to be disciplined by ECU this month.
In early October, Jamar Bryant, the Pirates’ leading receiver in 2007, was suspended indefinitely by East Carolina for undisclosed disciplinary reasons.