Ole Miss reportedly receives good news about suspended LB Sam Williams
Lane Kiffin is set to get some depth and a key player back to the Ole Miss program in one fell swoop.
Suspended LB Sam Williams is reportedly on his way back to the program, according to Matt Zenitz of AL.com.
“The sexual battery case against Ole Miss linebacker Sam Williams has been dismissed and he’s expected to return to practice with the team this week,” Zenitz reported. “Should be some sort of statement regarding the case and his status coming in the coming days.”
Williams was arrested in late July by the Lafayette Sheriff’s Department and later released on a $25,000 bond.
At the time, the Ole Miss program released a statement that said in part that, “We take these charges very seriously and will allow the legal system to run its course before making further determinations on his status in our program.”
Williams is a major player for the Ole Miss defense as he led the team with 6 sacks a year ago. He also had 9.5 tackles for a loss, 5 QB hurries and 37 tackles in 2019. The Montgomery, Alabama native came to the Rebels by way of Northeast Mississippi Community College.
Williams made eight starts at outside linebacker in 12 games played.