BOSTON (CBS) — Patriots rookie cornerback Joejuan Williams was arrested Friday night in Tennessee, charged with speeding and three counts of drug-related offenses.
The 22-year-old was stopped by officers for speeding in his 2016 Land Rover. Officers found Williams to have been in possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, and prescription drugs without a prescription.READ MORE: Man In 'Grave Condition' After South Shore Plaza Shooting In Braintree; No Arrests Made Yet
The arrest took place at 9:37 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17.READ MORE: Driver Killed By Commuter Rail Train In Wilmington Identified; MBTA Says 'Human Error' Focus Of Investigation
A native of Nashville, Williams played collegiately at Vanderbilt. He was drafted by the Patriots with the 45th overall pick (second round) of the 2019 NFL Draft, after trading the No. 56 and No. 101 picks to the Rams to move up into that spot.MORE NEWS: Vigil And March Held In Belmont For Henry Tapia, One Year After Being Killed In Road Rage Confrontation
Williams was active for just nine regular-season games, playing 80 total snaps on defense (8 percent) plus 84 snaps on special teams (19 percent). He recorded four total tackles (three solo) and defended one pass. He was active for the Patriots’ lone postseason game, taking five snaps on defense and 12 snaps on special teams.