Miami signee faces three charges after UF visit
Posted: Wednesday February 4, 2004 6:10PM; Updated: Wednesday February 4, 2004 6:10PM
ATLANTA (SI.com) -- Miami signee Willie Williams, the nation's No. 2 prosect by TheInsiders.com, is facing three charges after his recruiting visit to Gainesville last weekend, according to a report in the Gainesville Sun.
Three sworn complaints were filed against Williams, a linebacker from Miami Carol City, the Sun's report states. The first was for battery on Saturday night at school's student union. According to a University of Florida Police Department report obtained by the Sun, Williams grabbed a female student from the front against her will while she was walking to the stairs with her boyfriend.
Williams also was accused of hitting a local man at a Gainesville night club early Sunday morning. Akeem Thompson told Gainesville police that Williams "started hitting him with his fist for no apparent reason." Thompson picked Williams out of a photo lineup, according to the Sun, and Williams later admitted hitting Thompson.
According to university police, Williams also discharged three fire extinguishers at the UF Hilton Conference Center where the recruits stayed during their visits. He is facing a felony charge for that incident.