Indiana head coach Tom Allen put to bed any concerns that his defense might be without All-Big Ten cornerback Jaylin Williams for all or a portion of the 2021 season.
Laura Lane of the Bloomington Herald-Times reported in late June that a vehicle driven by Williams when he was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated in February was involved in a hit-and-run incident in Bloomington on June 27.
The report raised concerns Williams could have been involved in the hit-and-run incident, but there have been no subsequent reports or public records to further suggest he was behind the wheel of the vehicle in connection with the June event.
Allen indicated on Thursday at IU’s football media day the senior defensive back is fully with the team, and added that Williams is continuing to go through the legal process stemming from his arrest in February.
Named second-team All-Big Ten by both the coaches and media in 2020, Williams is the team’s active leader in interceptions with six.
The Memphis, Tenn. product collected 30 tackles (26 solo), one sack, two tackles for loss, four interceptions, one pass breakup, and two quarterback hurries in 2020. Williams is expected to start opposite All-American cornerback Tiawan Mullen.
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