D.J. Williams Suspension Update: Broncos LB Allegedly Failed Second Drug Test

D.J. Williams' court motion to overturn his six-game suspension by the NFL for use of illegal substances was denied by a federal judge last month, and now we know why. According to John Ingold of the Denver Post, court documents filed during the case allege that Williams flunked a second test a month after the initial failed test, and was also involved in an incident during a third test where a bottle fell from his waist.

Williams and his attorney didn't explicitly deny that Williams failed the second test, but questioned why the NFL didn't explore disciplinary action against Williams. They did, though, deny the alleged bottle incident. Barring something close to a miracle for the Williams side, the Denver linebacker will miss the following games: vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers, at the Atlanta Falcons, vs. the Houston Texans, vs. the Oakland Raiders, at the New England Patriots and at the San Diego Chargers.

The Broncos have their bye week in Week 7, so Williams will return in Week 8 when Denver hosts the New Orleans Saints.

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