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Karlos Williams Facing Ten-Game Suspension for Second Violation

Talented but troubled sophomore running back Karlos Williams is in danger of seeing his NFL career come to an abrupt end, following news that he is set to serve a ten-game suspension for violating the league’s Substance Abuse Policy.

Williams’ first offense came at the start of the 2016 season. The four-game suspension was a key factor in the Bills deciding to cut him despite dazzling production in his rookie season. The former fifth-rounder racked up over 500 rushing yards on only 93 carries in 2015, with 9 total touchdowns to boot.

Williams also reportedly arrived to Bills training camp over 30 pounds above his playing weight; an issue he attributed to sharing many an empathetic meal with his pregnant wife.

Buffalo shocked the league by cutting the young star. During the season, Williams was signed to the Steelers’ practice squad purely as a project player. The team likely held out hope of Williams becoming a solid spell back behind Le’Veon Bell pending the retirement of ageless wonder DeAngelo Williams.

But now, Karlos’ second violation carries a much harsher suspension. It’s one that he can technically serve on the practice squad throughout the rest of this season and even the playoffs (should Pittsburgh make it that far), but the franchise has shown little patience for players that put themselves before their team in the past.

If the Steelers can’t justify keeping Karlos around – even with big bro Vince on the team to help keep him in check – there may be no one else enticed enough to spend a roster spot on him.

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