April 7, 2009

Ex-Jaguar Williams arrested again

Former Jacksonville Jaguars star receiver Reggie Williams was arrested in Houston this weekend on felony cocaine possession charges, police say.

The arrest, Williams' second in less than three months, happened Sunday after an alleged altercation between the former NFL player and two off-duty police officers working security at the Open City lounge in Houston, the (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union reported Tuesday.

Williams appeared to be impaired and causing problems, Houston police spokesman Kese Smith told the newspaper. According to witnesses, an officer approached Williams and gave him several orders to leave and he refused.

Smith said Williams, 25, struggled with the two officers, who subdued him with a Taser, arrested him, took to jail and searched him, when authorities allegedly found a bag containing suspected cocaine in his possession.

Williams remained free Tuesday on $2,000 bond after an initial court hearing, the Houston Chronicle reported.

The Florida newspaper said Williams, an NFL free agent, also was arrested in Houston in February on charges of driving while intoxicated and marijuana possession, with those charges later being dropped.