Nebraska wide receivers coach Keith Williams addressed the media on Friday morning for the first time since being arrested on Sunday for his third DUI.
Coach Mike Riley and Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst announced on Friday morning Williams will not be with the team in any capacity for the next two weeks, and will also miss the first four games of the 2016 season.
A somber Williams read quietly, and deliberately, from a prepared statement about his two-week suspension.
After taking a moment to gather himself, Williams apologies to the “Husker family” for his actions.
“I am disappointed in myself, and I am angry in my own poor decision,” Williams said. “I am embarrassed and I am ashamed. But most of all, I am sorry. Sorry that my actions have brought harm to my family, to this University with whom I have fallen in love with, to the young men on our football team that I may have let down.”
Williams said he will try and regain the trust of the public, and will work hard to “strengthen his life.”
“I make no excuses, I accept the consequences,” Williams said. “I want to thank those that have supported me in a very difficult week, and I will repay you by representing Nebraska with the utmost of integrity. Although it will be hard to not be around the team and my colleagues who I do love, I know they will be working hard every day to get better, just as I must do the same.”
Williams spoke for three minutes, then left without taking questions.