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Old 10-24-2012, 10:27 PM   #70
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Bronco D.J. Williams to serve 30 days in-home detention but after Super Bowl


A Denver County Court judge on Wednesday sentenced Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams to 30 days of in-home detention for his most recent driving while ability impaired conviction, but delayed the penalty's start date until Feb. 7 just after the Super Bowl.

Prosecutors sought a month in jail, saying it was Williams' second ability-impaired driving conviction in just more than five years. He also faces two years of mandatory probation.

But Williams' attorney Harvey Steinberg noted the football player already has faced stiff penalties from his employer as a result of his conviction: A three-game suspension that has cost him "millions."

Judge Brian Campbell said the NFL-imposed punishment and alcohol abuse treatment weighed heavily with him.

Campbell delayed the imposition of Williams' detention after Steinberg told the court that the Bronco would not be allowed to play in home games with the ankle bracelet required to monitor his whereabouts.

"Any time you make mistakes, he's paying his dues right now, literally," Broncos coach John Fox said. "So it's a process. He's done what he's supposed to through the process and we'll honor what they decide.

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