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Mike Williams will start Sunday

Posted on: November 19, 2010 2:31 pm
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Posted by Andy Benoit

After talking with team officials and captains, Bucs head coach Raheem Morris has decided that Mike Williams will indeed play Sunday at San Francisco.

The rookie wide receiver was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of DUI. He did not participate in Friday’s team activities, but he will make the trip to the Bay Area with the club.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 5:31 am
 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 13, 2011 8:06 am
 

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Posted on: December 2, 2011 7:40 pm
 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 2, 2011 7:32 pm
 

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Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2010 10:56 pm
 

Mike Williams will start Sunday

You make a heck of a point gunrock, maybe i'm arguing the law as opposed to arguing the instance. The unfortunate thing is, if the breath alcohol limit is not being used a a guideline, then it becomes a matter of interpretation when it comes to being impaired or not.

In a fair world, and if all was just, then using judgement of impairment as opposed to metered statistics, it should work both ways. If in fact the .08 limit does "mean nothing", and someone blowing lower can be charged depending on their driving, then where is the allowance for those who have a higher alcohol tolerance? That's when suddeny it doesn't "mean nothing". Effectively, it is "Don't blow over .08, but we can still charge you anyway."

No doubt about it, if he was driving erraticly, he deserves to be punished. If the proverbial yardstick for impairment is going to fluctuate from a yard to half a yard and back again, don't use a measurement at all.

Here in New Zealand, things are a little bit different. There's a breath alcohol limit, it is what it is with no other interpretations (unless a blood sample is given instead), and if you blow under, fine. It doesn't excuse anyone from prosecution when dirving erraticly, it would just change the charge to a more appropriate "wreckless driving" or "wreckless driving causing endangerment" rather than a DUI.

Bottom line is, when power is shifted from a clear-cut, black and white law, to one that can vary depending on an individual person's opinion, the grey areas start coming out.

Wait, where am I going with this? Jeez. Simple, if Mike Williams was being an idiot, throw the book at him. But you can all but guarantee if he wasn't, there's going to be a mess.

Maybe I need to stop watching Cops, gives me a bad impression of things..



Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: November 19, 2010 6:16 pm
 

Mike Williams will start Sunday

He was driving erratically and had been drinking alcohol.  That is DUI.  The .08 limit is the threshold at which the police assume you are too impaired to drive.  If Williams was too impaired to drive a .05 then he is still guilty of DUI.  The purpose of the law is not to make sure people don't drive above .08; that level means nothing and only exists because beyond it the decision has been made that you are automatically impaired regardless of the biological truth of that assumption.  There was no error by the police; if he was driving erratically and recklessly and had been drinking he was driving under the influence.



Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: November 19, 2010 4:58 pm
 

Mike Williams will start Sunday

the thing is that you can't fly all over the road though. Ofcourse the cops are going to check him after he was driving all over the road.  You can still charge him with that DUI if he was endangering everyone around him with his driving while on alcohol. Maybe Williams can't handle a few beers, not sure. Or he coulda just been messing around. We will see.



Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: November 19, 2010 3:30 pm
 

Mike Williams will start Sunday

 on ...........ummmm - he was under the legal limit and volunteered a urine test to clear himself of any other substances. He was only arrested because they SUSPECTED something. If the tests all come up negative there is no wrong doing except maybe the misjudgement of the officers. Embarassed




Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2010 3:25 pm
 

Mike Williams will start Sunday

Should be punished? For what exactly? Mike Williams blew UNDER the legal breath alcohol limit. Effectively, the law gives police power to go beyond..well..what the law states in the first place.

Heck, he even gave them a urine sample despite the fact he didn't need to.

If a cop charged me with DUI after I blew under the limit, i'd be mega pissed off.


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