Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes’ comments pertaining to wide receiver Jameson Williams have resurfaced following the player’s suspension.
Williams has been suspended by the NFL and will miss the first six games of the 2023 season as a result of his violating the league’s gambling policy.
The WR was the 12th overall pick of last year’s draft and was tipped to have a breakout season in 2023 after playing just six games in 2022. But he’s since been suspended for that same number of games for 2023 and will have to wait for at least Week 7 to make an impact.
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Speaking during the NFL Scouting Combine in March, Holmes low-key called on the player to be more accountable for his actions.
“Jameson also has to hold his part and make sure he’s doing everything he needs to do,” the GM said. “It’s always an accountability factor on both sides.”
The comments have resurfaced online in the wake of the player’s six-game ban.
Williams was one of five players to be suspended for gambling on Friday. His agents have since released a statement noting the wideout did not bet on football but found himself in trouble because his wagers were placed while he was inside an NFL facility, which contravenes league rules.
“Jameson takes full responsibility for his actions and is very apologetic to the NFL, his teammates and the fans and city of Detroit,” a statement from Alliance Sports reads. “Jameson would never intentionally jeopardize the integrity of the game he loves so much and looks forward to getting back to his team as soon as possible.”
Williams’ Lions teammates Stanley Berryhill, Quntez Cephus, and C.J. Moore have also been suspended, with the former also out for six games while the others have been hit with indefinite bans.
Washington Commanders defensive end Shaka Toney was also suspended indefinitely.
They can all apply for reinstatement after the 2023 season.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.