There might be a reason why the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t promote Karlos Williams, brother of Vince Williams, recently. Fans were asking questions why Daryl Richardson got the call up and not Williams, who was signed during the season after serving his 4-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
#Steelers RB Karlos Williams is being suspended for the team’s next 10 games for violating the NFL Policy & Program for Substances of Abuse— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 23, 2016
Williams, who has a massive amount of potential as a running back, just can’t seem to get out of his own way in regards to his off-the-field issues. Many thought being in Pittsburgh with his older brother would do the trick, but it doesn’t seem as if that will be the case.
Unfortunately for Steelers fans, they are all too familiar with the suspension process.
After Williams’ 10-game suspension, another slip up would put him in Martavis Bryant and Josh Gordon territory. An indefinite suspension with the chance of reinstatement after a year away from the league.
So, what does this mean for Williams? It means he likely is missing out on a golden opportunity to be the backup running back for the Steelers in 2017, with DeAngelo Williams’ contract being up, and likely means he will struggle to find a home with an NFL franchise in the future.
In other words, his NFL career could be over.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news on the black and gold as they head into their Thanksgiving game against the Indianapolis Colts.