Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams will return from his nine-game suspension and re-join the team on Monday. Williams was initially suspended six games for testing positive for a performance enhancing drug and an additional three games were tacked on when he was convicted of alcohol related driving charges which violated the NFL substance abuse policy.
Williams has been a starter for the Broncos since being drafted by the team in the first-round back in 2004. He has experience playing all three linebacker positions.
The return of Williams has been anticipated and his teammates cannot wait for him return.
“All I can say is DJ’s a friend of mine and I know what he brings to the table on Sundays and I can’t wait to have him back,” said Broncos defensive tackle Justin Bannan.
“I’m sure people on the outside have beaten him up a little bit, but I know who he is and I’ve got a lot of respect for him,” Bannan said. “I mean we’re all human beings and nobody’s perfect. People do make mistakes. We’ve all been there, we’ve all made mistakes. That’s life. All I can do is speak for my relationship with D.J. and I’ll play with that guy any day because I know how hard he plays on Sundays.”
Williams will provide a boost to the Broncos defense. You can expect him to come out playing hungrier and more intense than ever when he finally steps back on the football field.