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Terrence Williams speaks, says he’s not John Dillinger

John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) May 25, 2013 Celtics News, Terrence Williams 8 Comments

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Terrence Williams, who we know is fighting accusations of gun possession and domestic violence returned to Boston to work out with the Celtics.  Williams has not officially been charged with anything, as prosecutors delayed filing so they could gather more evidence.

Today, Williams candidly addressed his legal issues.

It’s very frustrating because I was there. I know what happened. I know what didn’t happen. To anybody reading, and to anybody writing stories, they’re making me out to be this bandit. Whatever that guy’s name was in Public Enemy No. 1 a long time ago? John Dillinger. They made me out to be like I was there. But all you can do is pray and move forward, and that’s what I’ve been doing my whole life.

Williams stressed “there are two sides to every story”… and railed against people who took the story of his legal issues and ran with them.

He also said he talked to Danny Ainge and Doc Rivers.

What they talked about with me stays with me, but they talked about the future and I was part of that. Everything else is between us. It was very encouraging, because everyone writes a million stories as if I’m this horrible person. But I’ve been used to that for 25 years.

As I’ve said all along, if this turns out to be nothing, the Celtics will very likely turn the page on it, keep Williams, and give him a shot to earn the back-up point guard spot.  As Williams stressed, he is not charged with anything at the moment (though, he could be in the future), so there’s no restriction on him being in Boston and staying here to work out with the team.

The Celtics have until June 30 to make a decision on Williams before $200,000 of his upcoming salary becomes guaranteed.

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