Jameson Williams was drafted 12th overall in 2022 by the Detroit Lions, however did not make his debut until week 13 of the season due to an ACL injury suffered in college. He suffered another setback prior to the 2023 season as in April, Williams, alongside three other Lions teammates, were given significant suspensions for gambling.
Williams, a wide receiver, was handed an initial six-game ban following a league investigation. He was found to have participated in mobile betting on a college football game, which had taken place in hotel room during a team road trip.
Despite being originally sentenced to six games, the ban was shortened by two weeks and he was allowed back with the team on October 3rd. This was due to the league and players’ union agreeing on new policies relating to gambling violations prior to the 2023 season.
Similarly, Williams’ Lions teammate Stanley Berryhill was handed a six-game suspension for betting on a college football game whilst present in the team facilities.
Berryhill, also a wide receiver, was an undrafted free agent, being signed and released by both the Atlanta Falcons and Arizona Cardinals before eventually landing on the Lions.
Following his suspension, he was released by the Lions and remains a free agent.