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Hogs LB Williams facing DWI charge

It looks like Arkansas’ already thin linebacker corps has taken another hit.

Terrell Williams has been recently complimented by coaches and teammates for his leadership.

Less than 24 hours after beating his hometown school, Arkansas senior middle linebacker Terrell Williams was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.

Williams, who started and had seven tackles in Razorbacks’ 19-15 win over Tulsa on Saturday, was booked into the Washington County Jail at 4:07 a.m. Sunday. Fayetteville Police also was cited him with violating the state’s implied consent law and driving left of center.

Williams posted a $910 bond and was released at 8 a.m. He has a hearing scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday in Fayetteville District Court.

The arrest is the latest blow for the Razorbacks’ linebackers. Two starters at middle linebacker, senior captains Tenarius Wright and Alonzo Highsmith, have already been lost for the season due to injuries.

Williams is the Hogs’ fourth-leading tackler this season with 52 stops, including 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack.

Arkansas (4-5, 2-3 SEC) plays at BCS No. 8 South Carolina (7-2, 5-2) next Saturday.

10:44 A.M. UPDATE

Coach John L. Smith just issued a statement regarding Williams' arrest and said he's been suspended from the team indefinitely.

“I am very disappointed in the decisions made by Terrell Williams. He did not represent himself or the University of Arkansas in a manner we expect and has been suspended indefinitely," Smith said. "We have high expectations for the actions of everyone in our program on and off the field, and our student-athletes will be held accountable.”

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