In a year that has seen the brief suspensions of Ohio State football players like Ray Small and Doug Worthington, It looks like we could have seen the last of Buckeyes defensive end Nathan Williams – at least for the year. it appears that while doing a little holiday shopping in Dayton, Williams is being tagged as a shoplifter of Macy’s. Though being caught with several items, he is claiming that the shirts that were in his posession were not actually his and that he was covering for a friend who has quite a rap sheet of his own.
Per the Columbus Dispatch:
“I took the blame for somebody; I didn’t do anything,” Williams said last night. He said he was with a friend, and as they were walking out of the store, the alarm went off. His friend told him he had the three shirts, and Williams agreed to take the shirts — and the blame.
“If he got in trouble for this, he would be in jail,” Williams said, explaining that his friend has been in legal trouble previously. “So I took his back.” Williams didn’t name the friend.
A quick background on Williams: Life long buckeye fan. Had offers from Georgia, Michigan State and Oklahoma before landing in Columbus.
I’m sure this will turn into several jokes about “booster money,” or that his friend was actually Ray Small. But truth is that we have a football team that needs all of the players that they can muster up against Texas in a few weeks. No word on how this will be handled with the team, but Jim Tressel hasn’t exactly been the biggest iron fist this season as Worthington’s DUI only saw a brief suspension.
If that’s the case, don’t stand anywhere near Ray Small’s dad. His head may explode.