posted on Jul, 3 2004 @ 11:02 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- University of Miami football recruit Willie Williams admitted violating probation Tuesday on a burglary conviction, but the
university has told attorneys that the standout linebacker still might be admitted
Williams could face up to a year in jail, but the prosecution is not requesting any jail time.
Miami athletic director Paul Dee recently told attorneys on both sides that Williams' chances of admission would be better if the judge agrees to
withhold adjudication, which would erase the original burglary conviction from the player's record if he stays out of trouble for a year.
Broward Circuit Judge Michael Kaplan, who allowed Williams to attend both his Miami Carol City High graduation and his prom, did not commit himself to
that deal. He said he wanted to read the recruit's responsibilities under the university's athletic and student codes before sentencing next Tuesday.