Beleaguered Broncos linebacker not at practice



ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Linebacker D.J. Williams was absent from the Denver Broncos’ practice Thursday morning, a day after being convicted on two charges in a Denver court.

Williams was found guilty of driving while ability-impaired and driving without his headlights, the offense that prompted police to stop him near downtown Denver about 3 a.m. on Nov. 12, 2010.

Already facing a six-game drug suspension to start the season, Williams is subject to further punishment from the NFL because of his conviction on the impaired driving charge. The league said it will review the matter.

The leading tackler in five of his eight seasons in Denver, Williams hasn’t been working with the starters during camp, and he missed a practice earlier this month for personal reasons.