The New York Jets’ most recent first-round pick was arrested at LaGuardia Airport for allegedly carrying a handgun.Â
Port Authority police arrested New York Jets defensive lineman Quinnen Williams on Thursday night at LaGuardia Airport. The arrest was first confirmed by Morena Basteiro of WABC-TV.
Williams was allegedly arrested for criminal possession of a firearm. According to multiple reports, Williams has a permit for the weapon in his home state of Alabama. He was arrested at circa 9:15 p.m. ET as he attempted to board his flight. According to Basteiro, his case will now be handled by the Queens District Attorney’s Office.
Neither the Jets nor Williams’ agent Nicole Lynn of Young Money APAA Sports has commented on the situation.
The Jets chose Williams with the third overall pick out of Alabama last spring. Over 13 games, Williams tallied 28 tackles, including 2.5 sacks in his debut campaign.
This story will be updated pending further information.
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