DJ Williams finally got some good news on Wednesday. The Broncos LB, who has been suspended for the first nine games of the 2012 season, had his 30-day in-home detention for his second DWAI conviction delayed until Feb. 7, after the Super Bowl.
The original incident occurred in November 2010, when Williams refused a sobriety test after being stopped at 2 AM for driving without his headlights.
It was his second DWAI (driving while ability impaired) conviction in Denver since 2005. It was also his second-time running afoul of the NFL's disciplinary rules this season, as Williams had previously been suspended for the first six games for submitting "non-human" urine during an NFL-sanctioned drug test.
Williams will be eligible to return to the field on Nov. 12. The 6'1 240 LB has been a key cog in the Denver defense since being drafted out of Miami in 2003, starting almost every game for eight seasons. He'll be counted on to help a Broncos rush defense that has suffered without him, as Denver currently ranks 18th in the NFL in rush yards allowed in 2012.