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At about 1:55 p.m., officers were dispatched to meet the victim who resides in the downtown Kent area.
The victim reported that the father of her 10-year-old son in common, identified as NBA basketball player Terrence D. Williams, arrived to her home for a scheduled visitation exchange of their son. She said during the exchange in the parking lot area an argument ensued. The victim reported that during the argument Williams brandished a firearm and made threats.
Williams left the area prior to police arrival, but was later located and taken into custody.
We have to be sure this is what it sounds like. Right now it’s “She said… Williams brandished a firearm.” It’s one half of the very famous “he said, she said” debate… and we don’t know what he said yet.
That said, if true, then Williams may very well be gone. The Celtics aren’t going to take too kindly to someone making headlines like this. And if he actually ends up facing weapons charges, then I can’t imagine them keeping him around.
Basketball-wise, this sucks. I was looking forward to a summer of Williams learning the ropes as a point guard, getting familiar with the system, and fighting to earn a spot as an actual back up point guard…. something we really haven’t seen much of in the Rondo era. Now we’re looking at the possibility of the C’s cutting Williams over a stupid move, and losing that.
Of course, there’s no guarantee they cut him if this is proven to be true. They might find another way to discipline him. I’m not sure what they’d actually do. And since brandishing a firearm is a lot different from using one, the Celtics might not feel cutting him is necessary.
We’ll have to wait and see what the outcome of this is. If the story becomes Williams pulled a gun and threatened to shoot someone over whatever argument was going on, then he’s gone. If the story becomes Williams got into an argument and his kid’s mom called in a fake report to get back at him for something, then this goes away as far as we, or the Celtics are concerned.
I just wish pro athletes were smarter about their guns. I know these guys say they need to feel protected because they’re now targets… but you’ve got to be smarter about it. This isn’t a music video or a movie.
Let’s see how this turns out.
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