Jets’ Quinnen Williams arrested with firearm at airport

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New York Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams was reportedly arrested on Thursday night at LaGuardia Airport, trying to board an aircraft with a handgun.

This could prove an ugly night for Quinnen Williams and the New York Jets.

According to Andy Vasquez of NorthJersey.com, the second-year defensive tackle was arrested at LaGuardia Airport in New York City for attempting to board an aircraft while in possession of a firearm. It’s not known if the weapon was loaded.

Williams has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon by the Port Authority Police Department, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN. Cimini states the weapon in question does have a permit for Alabama, but that doesn’t hold merit in New York.

We will continue to update this story as more information comes in.

According to one resource, criminal possession of a weapon in New York is classified as a Class E felony and is punishable by up to 1-4 years in prison along with a possible $5,000 fine for a guilty party.

Williams, 22, was drafted third-overall by the Jets last April out of the University of Alabama. The Birmingham native spent three seasons with the Crimson Tide (including as a redshirt freshman in 2016) and notched 10 sacks, including eight as a redshirt-sophomore in 2018.

With New York, Williams appeared in 13 games as a rookie and totaled 28 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a fumble recovery. The Jets finished 7-9 in the first year of head coach Adam Gase’s tenure with the club.

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