ECU Running Back Charged With DWI

By: Bill Wilson
By: Bill Wilson

Another East Carolina University football player has been arrested for drunk driving.

Court records show that running back Jonathan Williams was arrested April 5th on DWI, driving after consuming by a person under 21, and unsafe passing on a yellow line. Records show Williams, a sophomore at ECU, is 19-years-old.

ECU says Williams is from Greenville and played at J.H. Rose High School, helping his high school team to win back-to-back state championships.

Williams is the second ECU football player to be charged with DWI within the past year.

Just last month quarterback Rob Kass pleaded guilty to drunk driving after his arrest last August. Kass lost his driver's license for one year, ordered to serve 24-hours community service and be on unsupervised probation for one year.

Williams has a court date in Pitt County on May 9th.


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  • by XYZ Location: ??NC on Feb 7, 2010 at 08:18 PM
    John Williams: Again some of you ECU students have spelling problems, right Mr. John Williams? What were you thinking when you typed cosin? There isn't any excuse for anybody to grossly misspell cousin. ECU party students can certainly spell ETOH drinking...
  • by John Williams Location: Apex, North Carolina, Middle Creek High on Sep 26, 2008 at 10:15 PM
    as jonathan's cosin you all can stop hating and watch espn as he carries ecu to victory, even though reading the comments gave me a laugh as you nobodys have alot to say, and aunt evelyn i totally agree with you
  • by XYZ Location: ??NC on Apr 19, 2008 at 04:03 AM
    Wanda Miller: adam's written English does NOT reflect a college education. Secondly what is adam right about? Please don't flatter yourself. Thirdly you write I opine and I have the right to criticize. If you don't want any criticism don't write. BTW I don't agree with your soft approach/philosophy concerning underage drinking. Mr. Jonathan Williams is NOT a child therefore he's responsible for his actions period. In fact I hope he gets a stiffer penalty than Kass. The judges need to send a strong message to eliminate this problem. Thank you
  • by Wanda MIller Location: Kenansville, NC on Apr 18, 2008 at 06:48 PM
    XYZ, no need for InSults. Adam, You posted your thoughts ok. XYZ, is upset because you are TOTAlly RighT!
  • by XYZ Location: ??NC on Apr 18, 2008 at 02:21 PM
    adam: Obviously you did NOT learn any English in HS. What did you learn at ECU? Your written English is a horrendous embarrassment to say the least. It needs a lot of work. Sad to say it is pathetic.
  • by Wanda Miller Location: Kenansville, NC on Apr 18, 2008 at 12:33 PM
    I HOPE to see FAIRNESS in this case. This young man should be GIVEn the opportunity to correct his behavior or problem. Don't get me wrong...DRIVING DRUNK is never-Ok. We All know that college kids and others drive DRUNK. What's our plans to FIX this societal problem? I totally agree with Adam.
  • by adam on Apr 18, 2008 at 07:27 AM
    I from greenville and lived here my entire life. I am a ecu and jh rose alumni and honestly JW made one mistake he will learn from it and not do it again. I hope he gains over thousands yards rushing next year. If you take the team from him, then it will do more harm in the long run, at most he should miss a 2 games at the start of the season. He will have learned 2 lessons 1. mistakes cost $$$$$ literally and 2. cost playing time which might lead to more $$$$$ money in tyhe future. Good luck with the season.
  • by Brad Location: Greenville on Apr 18, 2008 at 07:18 AM
    If you're going to make stuff up just to prove your point or make it sound like you know what you're talking about, the least you could do is to not contradict yourself and know the facts before assuming.
  • by Brenda Location: Chocowinity on Apr 17, 2008 at 07:18 PM
    I think these boys should be taken off the team for the rest of the year. Our children look up to these boy's, what kind of example are they sitting.
  • by John Location: Greenville on Apr 17, 2008 at 04:18 PM
    Eh... guys like him are why I didn't get into Carolina or Duke six years ago with a 4.0 and a 1530 SAT. We've just got to have those ball players - regardless of how academically gifted (or not) they happen to be. College sports is about money. Professional sports is about money. Hell, it's all about money. My econ 1100 class was so easy I never cracked a book or came to class and got a 107 (test questions like: What kind of candy is given out on Valentines day. Multiple choice answer - Chocolate). I asked why it was so easy. Answer? Because it was a required class for the major of most of the football players. Sure enough, the back of the class was slam full of snoring football players. Thanks... I think I'll just continue paying for my school, try to find a job, and pay off all the loans I accumulated while actually studying to graduate cum laude.
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