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Stop me if you've heard this one before: Jock gets credit for classwork he didn't actually do, is ceremonially moved through the system to become someone else's problem.
We're all familiar with that story, but it just usually doesn't involve police academies.
In Mario Williams' case, it does, according to KTRK-13 News in Houston. You may remember that Williams, a former Houston Texan and current Buffalo Bill, became a licensed peace officer in the state of Texas earlier this year.
Well, the academy that trained Williams has been suspended by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement after someone complained that one of its cadets did not receive the proper training or complete the coursework but was sworn in anyway.
According to KTRK , that cadet was Mario Williams, who completed 660 hours of coursework two months before the rest of his classmates despite having a poor attendance record, no course evaluations and test records that were destroyed after the test, according to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement's investigation.
"It's supposed to be six months, I actually did it in a condensed timeframe," Williams told the station. "I couldn't say an exact, day to day, but it was a four-month period I think. It was from the very beginning of the year. Man it was study after study, test after test. It was a load."
KTRK asked an instructor named Larry Steward how Williams completed six months of coursework in four months.
"They made a schedule that he would do at night and weekends," Stewart said. "That allowed him to do it a little faster than others."
That explanation evidently did not fly with the commission, which has disallowed Lone Star College from conducting any more law enforcement training, effective immediately.
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Buffalo Bills pass rusher Mario Williams has had a bad offseason. From trying to recover an engagement ring worth more than half a million dollars to poking fun at the Aaron Hernandez situation, Williams was just looking forward to the season. Via ProFootballTalk, Williams might be the center of an investigation of a police academy he graduated from in May of this year. The focus...
Buffalo Bills’ defensive lineman Mario Williams is pursuing a second career in law enforcement and has completed training at the Lone Star Police Academy. While that’s all well in good, and even wise for an NFL player to look at life beyond football, it seems as though Williams has been engaged in some fishy activity as part of the Academy’s training process. As part of...
Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams left the team
yesterday to have his ailing foot further examined. While there was concern
that Williams might have to miss an extended stretch as a result of the injury,
results showed that he “should be fine” after resting his foot, according to
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
Rapoport reported that a second opinion on Williams’ sore...
Right now, the Bills' highest paid player, Mario Williams, is not participating in practices with the team, and that's cause for some concern and stress, especially if you happen to be the head coach of said team. Still, it's a little disconcerting to see Doug Marrone so upset about a predictable line of questioning regarding the team's star defensive end.
Bills defensive end Mario Williams hasn’t practiced since training camp opened. He’s currently being held out because of a foot injury.
According to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, Williams left the Bills training camp site to get his foot checked out even further.
“He’s going to be evaluated by our doctors, so he’s off campus being evaluated,” said Bills head coach...
Over the weekend, Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams
was sidelined during the team’s practice session with a foot injury. At the
time, the Bills didn’t have much to say regarding the injury, but they
indicated that it wasn’t believed to be significant. It turns out that there
may be some concern surrounding the foot ailment, as Williams was sent away
from the training...
A second opinion on Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams'
foot revealed no apparent serious injury, a source told FOX Sports.
BY NICK ST. DENISMario Williams sat out of team drills Sunday and wasn't on the field at all Monday for the team's second training camp practice.Sunday evening, Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone said Williams had a "sore foot" and would be evaluated by the team's medical staff. Late Monday afternoon, Marrone still didn't have an update.“I probably again...
Mario’s foot is hurt. We’ve heard enough about it, and I don’t really want to get into it (but you can read about it here and here. I do, however, want to put his sack totals last season into context so we can stop arguing about whether 10.5 sacks is enough for $100 million.
I’ve already looked into the sack totals Williams should get if he’s healthy for a whole season...
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So everything I read in the last 24 hours has to do with Mario Williams’ foot.
I understand he left campus, got a second opinion and everything appears to be fine. I am glad the Bills and Mario are being cautious and let’s face it, the team has too much invested for them not to be. They don’t play the games on Wednesday and it is...
So far the Buffalo Bills have avoided the injury bug that is plaguing teams across the NFL on the field. However, one of their biggest stars has yet to take the field due to an injury. For the second straight day, Mario Williams did not practice due to a sore foot. Unlike Sunday night, Williams was not in attendance for training camp.
Instead, Williams was off campus getting his...
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson left practice after injuring his left hamstring Friday morning.
Johnson, Buffalo's top receiver, pulled up on a route during a red zone drill two hours into practice. He was evaluated by Buffalo's training staff and walked slowly to the locker room assisted by two people.
Bills coach Doug Marrone said after practice that he did...
Definition of RELEVANCE:
1 – a : relation to the matter at hand
b : practical and especially social applicability : pertinence
If you are a first time reader of the Return to Relevance series, I’ll bring you up to speed faster than Mario Williams can flee the field at St. John Fisher (too soon?); relevancy in the NFL is defined as postseason play. By that logic, the Buffalo Bills...