Report: Preston Williams ruled ineligible to compete at NFL Combine

Preston Williams has been informed by the NFL that he will not be eligible to compete in the 2019 NFL Combine, according to a report from Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. Williams is ineligible due to the NFL’s policy about past incidents involving violence.

Williams pleaded guilty to an assault charge on Jan. 23, 2018 and later received a deferred sentence in March, as explained by Kelly Lyell of the Coloradoan. According to Lyell’s report, Williams was involved in an altercation with his girlfriend at an off-campus apartment that they lived in together, and police say Williams shoved the woman while trying to prevent her from leaving.

During the 2018 season, Williams led Colorado State with 96 receptions for 1,345 yards and 14 touchdowns. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound wide receiver was named first-team All-Mountain West and declared for the NFL Draft in December.

Williams’ former teammate and fellow CSU wide receiver Bisi Johnson recently announced that he will be competing in the NFL Combine earlier this month. Their former position coach will not be returning though, as Alvis Whitted will be joining Matt LaFleur on the Green Bay Packers staff.