New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams has been suspended by the NFL for weeks 7 and 8. Field Yates broke the new on Twitter.
Saints CB P.J. Williams - who has started 5 of 6 games in 2019 - has been suspended for the next two weeks of the season, per league source.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 15, 2019
An NFL spokesperson released a statement earlier as well, saying in part, “The suspension begins immediately. Williams will be eligible to return to the Saints’ active roster on Monday, October 28, following the team’s Week 8 game vs. Arizona.”
The incident in question occurred in January of this year when Williams was arrested for driving while intoxicated. He would later plead guilty to a reduced charge of reckless operation and was ordered to pay a fine in August.
Williams has started as the Nickel cornerback for five of the six games this season, accumulating 18 tackles and a couple pass breakups. This leaves veteran Patrick Robinson and rookie Chauncey Gardner-Johnson as the two primary defensive backs with experience in the slot and could see an increase in snaps over the next two games.