Manly star charged with drink-driving
Manly winger Tony Williams is facing a possible suspension from the NRL club after being charged with drink-driving early Monday morning.
Williams was charged with mid-range drink-driving after allegedly blowing 0.106 - more than twice the legal limit - when pulled over on the Cumberland Highway in Smithfield at 3am on Tuesday morning.
Williams’ licence was immediately suspended and he will face Fairfield Local Court on May 3.
The Sea Eagles have yet to make a decision on whether Williams will be in the line-up for Monday’s clash with Melbourne at Etihad Stadium.
Sea Eagles chief executive Graham Lowe described Williams’ actions as inexcusable.
“It’s very regrettable, we’re very ashamed of it,” Lowe said.
"He hasn’t been suspended yet … we haven’t considered anything yet.
"We’ve got a protocol we go through and we’ll discuss the options then.
“It’s absolutely inexcusable.”
Williams, 21, joined Manly at the start of last season after being lured from Parramatta on a big-money offer.
Poor form and a serious hamstring injury limited him to just 12 games in 2009 but he has started 2010 in good form for the Sea Eagles.
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