ENGLEWOOD – D.J. Williams’ return has now been pushed back until just before Thanksgiving.
Williams had three games added to his six-game suspension because of his August conviction of driving while ability impaired, the Associated Press reported Friday afternoon.
The nine-year veteran’s first suspension this year was for a violation of the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Williams challenged the suspension in court, but was denied.
The additional suspension is because Williams had a previous DUI conviction earlier in his career. Williams’ trial this summer was for DUI, but he was convicted of the lesser charge instead. Nevertheless, it did not help him avoid commissioner Roger Goodell’s hammer.
Williams won’t be eligible to play until the Broncos’ Week 11 game against San Diego on Nov. 18.