Nebraska wide receivers coach Keith Williams was sentenced to 30 days in jail, three years of probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine Wednesday after he pleaded no contest to third-offense drunk driving, according to the Lincoln-Journal Star.
Lincoln police arrested Williams, 45, after a crash near downtown Lincoln on August 14. The Nebraska athletic department released a statement:
“The Nebraska Athletics Department is aware of Keith Williams’ court appearance and sentencing in the Lancaster County Court this afternoon. Since the incident in August, Keith has accepted responsibility for and acknowledged the seriousness of his actions, and we will continue to support him.”
Williams has two previous DUI convictions, one in 2009 in California and another in 2004, according to police.
Prosecutors asked that he do the time in jail rather than house arrest, noting that he did not serve jail time on previous drunken-driving convictions.