The New Orleans Saints secondary will be without one of their veterans for the next two weeks.
Cornerback PJ Williams was suspended on Tuesday due to a violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy.
This dates back to his January arrest where he was booked on charges of driving while intoxicated, speeding, failing to use turn signals and improperly using a traffic lane. He later pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of reckless operation of a motor vehicle. Williams was ordered to pay a $340 fine.
The suspension begins immediately. Williams will be eligible to return to the Saints’ active roster on Monday, October 28, following the team’s Week 8 game vs. Arizona.
The Saints started Williams in five of their six games this season and he’s played over 80 percent of the team’s defensive snaps. The former Florida State Seminole has racked up 18 total tackles and one sack in the season opener against the Houston Texans.