Quinnen Williams’s attorney believes there will be a quick resolution to the gun charges the New York Jets defensive tackle is facing.
Quinnen Williams’s NFL future remains in doubt. Whether or not he’ll face a suspension is just one of the issues surrounding the gun charges he’s facing.
For New York Jets fans, uncertainty rules the day, but in a bit of good news for New York Jets fans, the Alabama product’s attorney, Alex Spiro, believes the situation will resolve itself quickly.
“Mr. Williams respects and follows the law,” Spiro said. “There was allegedly a technical issue with the manner in which the lawfully owned firearm was stored — and we expect the matter to be resolved shortly.”
Statement from Quinnen Williams's attorney, Alex Spiro:
Mr. Williams respects and follows the law. There was allegedly a technical issue with the manner in which the lawfully owned firearm was stored – and we expect the matter to be resolved shortly.
— Nicole Lynn (@AgentNicoleLynn) March 6, 2020
Williams, 22, was drafted third overall by the Jets in last year’s NFL Draft. Regarded as, arguably, the best prospect in the talent pool, Williams underwhelmed in his first season as a professional. He registered just 2.5 sacks and 28 tackles in 13 games played.
Williams was arrested Thursday night after an unloaded handgun was found in his check-in bag at LaGuardia Airport without a New York pistol license. Ammunition was also found in his possession.
The organization and fans have every right to worry. The strictness of New York’s laws in this area provides a strong case for concern. At the very least, the fact Williams did have an Alabama registration for the Glock 19 means he wasn’t carrying this weapon unlawfully for several years.
On Friday, the Jets issued a statement through a spokesman.
“We have been in contact with Quinnen Williams and are fully aware of the situation. We will have no additional comment as this is a pending legal matter.”
This situation is far from over, but, at the very least, Quinnen Williams’s attorney is spreading positive vibes.