Stephen Holder Talks About Mike Williams Arrest

November 19th, 2010

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St. Petersburg Times Bucs beat writer good guy Stephen Holder appeared on “The Opening Drive” this morning to speak with co-hosts Andrew Bogusch and Peter King, heard exclusively on Sirius NFL Radio, and gave the duo an update into the Mike Williams DUI arrest.

Stephen Holder: Mike Williams is going to travel with the team this afternoon and will play and likely start. That may be for a couple of reasons; it’s a little bit of a cloudy situation. His blood alcohol level was below the legal limit but he failed the field sobriety test. I’m going out on a limb a little but here, I’m taking some assumptions, that is why the team will let him play.

A urine test could mean a couple of things: If cops suspect something other than alcohol, they ask suspect to submit to a urine test to maybe try to find another way [to nail a suspect for DUI]. Only the officer on the scene can speak to that and he has not yet been cleared to speak with us.

Peter King: It’s awfully hard not to jump to conclusions given his [college misdeeds].

Holder: He was weaving after drinking. Not smart.

King: With his collegiate rap sheet, you want to be clean.

Holder: He’s a good kid. He does have a past that he is trying to live down. You are right, a mature kid is going to be smart about this and not give people a reason to look in his direction. He already has lost dearly over what happened in college. He slipped to the forth round. He lost millions. Doing the smart thing? This isn’t it.

King: How will Raheem Morris handle this?

Holder: He needs to step up and be firm. Jerramy Stevens was arrested for possession of a considerable amount of marijuana and he was released a couple of days later. That won’t be the case here. Stevens was on his last chance but Raheem took an opportunity to make a point. He needs to make a concerted effort to make a point here: Be smart. There has to be a constant with this team. They have to stay on them. They are young and they can think they are invincible. They need to know if you stay out late and not make smart decisions, [there are repercussions].

[Update: Contrary to Adam Schefter’s Twitterings, at 10:20 a.m. TBO also reported that Williams will play per Bucs officials.]

33 Responses to “Stephen Holder Talks About Mike Williams Arrest”

  1. jvato24 Says:

    For what its worth, Adam Schefter says Mike Williams volunteered the Pee sample. Soo hopefully that is the case of Williams wanting to prove he was clean.

  2. jvato24 Says:

    Plus .. If he had any words the cop that could have escalated things.

    Main thing here is, this is what basically got him off Syracuse his final season. Out past curfew, Driver got in an accident and that led to his last days on the team from my understanding.

    If the Pee comes back clean, Move on, Learn something. If it doesnt .. That wouldnt be good.

  3. Buc You Says:

    He’s a night owl.

    Oh and King’s questioning leaves me to believe that he really is looking for Raheem to have problems.

  4. sunrisejeff Says:

    Of course he is because King wants to be “right” about what he predicted. Look Williams did a stupid thing being out that late before a cross country road trip but if that pee comes back clean then thats all it was…..Stupid. Learn from it, don’t let it happen again and move on.

  5. Fire Greg Olson! Says:

    Buc You Says:
    November 19th, 2010 at 11:32 am

    He’s a night owl.

    Oh and King’s questioning leaves me to believe that he really is looking for Raheem to have problems.


    God, you are such a poor excuse for a man. Only a whiny little bitch constantly beats the same ill-conceived drum. We get it: You hate Raheem.

    All your problems in life can be directly attributed to Raheem Morris and Barack Obama.

  6. New Era Buc Says:

    Give it a rest Buc You. Your such a joke.

  7. Leroy Buttermilk Says:

    PTF reports no play 4 williams sunday I guess it’s time for Preston Parker to show and prove he can make it happen out there. Don’t blink you might just lose your job and if you drink you might lose your life this guy was winning his life back making it happen now he’s leaving it out in the open to be dissected by the scribes make a decision Mike what do you value

  8. Buc You Says:

    Fire Greg Olson! What?

    Give that man a BIG contract extension. Olson deserves a big payday. Raheem, his performance on the defense is absolutely lacking.

    So you really should change your screen name you dumb sh!t.

  9. MVPFreeman Says:

    WELL?!?!! Is he going to play or isnt he????? I wish only ONE story would ‘elevate’ in these circumstances.

  10. Fire Greg Olson! Says:

    Buc You is a bottom…

  11. Deputy Buc Says:

    I really hope he plays… I don’t see grounds for him to be punished without there being firm ground that he broke a law. It is very possible there was an odor consistent with an alcoholic beverage emanating from Williams. That alone, however, is not enough for an arrest. Often times a law enforcement officer will get keyed up on that and it may push them over the threshold if they are just “so-so” on wether the driver is intoxicated.

  12. Rican Says:

    He blew UNDER the limit what’s he gonna be suspended for?? A traffic violation without proof? lol. Unless the urine test “which he could have denied” and Adam says he volunteered comes back positive for anything u simply can’t suspend the guy. That being said, IF HE IS Freeman isn’t limited to MW, let the emergence of Benn and Preston begin.

  13. New Era Buc Says:

    Something sounds pretty fishy with these cops. Not everyone is legit. You know how the old saying goes ‘ Good Cop Bad Cop’ could be a play here

  14. Kevin Says:

    My opinion…you go out and get arrested and incarcerated you miss a game and a check. Thats for embarrassing yourself, the team, the NFL and the community that you represent on a world stage. If the urine comes back clean, we move on. Nuff said.

  15. Rican Says:

    If MW is clean there was no cause for an arrest and there’s no need for embarrassment. Our police are not always right and we all know not always “good” lol.

  16. BucFan South Tampa Says:

    King is such an idiot. Williams has a “rap” sheet? For what, walking out of a team meeting? He is first the first one slobber over “Dex” Bryant, and this guy was suspended for lying to the NCAA.
    I agree with the above, Peter King is happy as that means the Bucs could stumble during the stretch and his predictions turn true.
    Coach Rah, dont let us down. This town is looking for a playoff.

  17. jdouble Says:

    There is no reason to hold him out this game. As of right now all he is guilty of is being out at 3 am and speeding by 12 miles per hour. If the pee test is clean this will get dropped. End of story

    This is pete s come back positive, then it will be time to discuss the penalty.

  18. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Morris just stated that he will travel and he will play.

  19. derf Says:

    If the pee is clean
    You’re just being mean

    What happened to INNOCENT until PROVEN guilty?

  20. derf Says:

    Williams was out at ‘that time’ of the night/morning and being black he was gonna be stopped by a cop.

    IF Williams had blown over the limit then you hold him out – under the limit shut your mouth and it’s yes officer, no officer and NOTHING more.

  21. Thomas2.1 Says:

    You idiots, if you deny the urine test there are penalties like license suspension – which the police remind u of at the scene.
    49 of 50 cops are good and decent, if they smell marijuana, they ask for urine. If you think that .06 alcohol intox causes a driver to swerve then fail field sobriety tests your wrong. The cop will be proven right!

  22. Not A Rocket Surgeon Says:

    Texting while driving causes swerving.

  23. derf Says:

    What about driving while TIRED?

    Mythbusters did a show on that recently and showed that driving while sleep impared is WORSE than DUI

  24. derf Says:

    @Thomas2.1 wrote: “49 of 50 cops are good and decent, if they smell marijuana, they ask for urine.”

    Yeah Thomas and I believe in Santa Clause, the tooth fairy, the Easter Bunny and honest politicians too!

  25. Capt.Tim Says:

    His breatheaylizer was under the limit. If Urine sample is clean, DUI is reduced to wreckless driving. With a good attorney, it disappears. Mike Williams Doesn’t have a “Rap sheet”. If stupidity was illegal, Peter King, along with Buc yourself and mommys boy Thomas, would all be pulling life sentences!

  26. Capt.Tim Says:

    The more Buc yourself and Thomas post, the more you guys realize I’m right about their motives, right!

  27. Capt.Tim Says:

    ” If the pee is clean, you’re just being mean!” – lmao

  28. Rican Says:

    Thomas you must be living in some sort of Utopian society lol

  29. Rican Says:

    Also I wonder what horses ass u pulled that stat out of?

  30. Capt.Tim Says:

    Rican- it wasn’t a horse, Far worse, it was his “buddy” Buc You’s!!! And that’s just nasty!

  31. Capt.Tim Says:

    By be way. BucYourselfJavierinyomommaRahDomtheracist- I realize its about time fir you to get shamed into a New post name! As you are outta ideas, may I suggest “Sheet wearing Pete!”, or “Sheety Pete” for short!

  32. Rican Says:


  33. New Era Buc Says:

    Thomas stop posting. Your just embarrassing yourself.