Felony gun charges against Jets defensive lineman Quinnen Williams were dismissed Monday after some pandemic-related delays in the courts. Williams pleaded guilty to a lesser disorderly conduct charge, and has been fined $250 for carrying an unloaded handgun with the ammunition clip separately. He also forfeited the handgun.
Williams’ charges stemmed from his March 5 arrest at LaGuardia Airport when he had an unloaded handgun in a carry-on bag at LaGuardia Airport.
“As we said from the outset, this matter has been resolved with no criminal charges,” Williams’ attorney Alex Spiro told the Daily News in a statement. “This case was nothing more than a technical issue with the storing of a firearm, which is why the government gave Mr. Williams nothing more than a ticket.”
Williams’ court appearance scheduled for late March was delayed due to the coronavirus restrictions. He was detained at the airport since his firearm, which was licensed in his home state of Alabama, wasn’t registered in New York.
Williams was apologetic to law enforcement and admitted that he was unaware of New York gun laws, according to people familiar with the situation.
Williams, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2019 draft, is off to a solid start in his second season with two sacks, three tackles for loss and 16 combined tackles in the first four games.
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