UPDATE: Nebraska WR coach pleads not guilty to DUI

Posted by: Nicole Cousins


Nebraska football wide receivers coach Keith Williams pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor DUI and careless driving in Lancaster County Court Monday.

Williams, who’s in his second year with Nebraska, rear ended an Uber driver Sunday morning. When officers arrived, the Uber driver said Williams was believed to be under the influence. 

This is Williams’ third DUI. He was also charged with DUIs in 2004 and 2009 in California.

Williams, who is represented by attorney John Ball of Pollack and Ball, LLC, was cited with felony DUI of .15 with two prior convictions on August 14th. However, he was charged with DUI .08 with two prior convictions, which is a misdemeanor.

County Attorney Joe Kelly says the charges were reduced because of the brethalyzer machine’s margin of error. He say Williams blew exactly a .15, and the machine’s margin of error is 5 percent, so legally Williams’ BAC could have been less, more or exactly .15. There is no way to prove the exact concentration.

He was also charged with careless driving.

Williams pleaded not guilty to both counts in court. He has a $5,000 PR bond, which means he can bail himself out of jail.

If convicted, he will face up to a year in prison and a 15 year license revocation.

His court date is set for October 24th at 11 a.m.

Lincoln Police arrested Husker wide receivers coach Keith Williams early Sunday morning for a DUI following a two-car accident on 9th and N streets. Records state Williams was driving with a blood alcohol level of more than 0.15. The legal limit is 0.08. According to documents this is Williams’ third DUI. 

He will appear in court at 2 p.m. Monday.

Keith Williams is in his second season on the Nebraska coaching staff as the Huskers’ wide receivers coach. Bad timing for the Huskers as they were hosting a five-star wide recruit, Joseph Lewis, this weekend. 

Police are still investigating the accident. We’ll have more information tonight at 5:30.