We don’t talk about college football here nearly enough, but it seems Buffalo native and Syracuse standout Mike Williams is done with college football. Again.
Syracuse wide receiver Mike Williams has quit the team.
Williams, one of the top receivers in the country, told coach Doug Marrone on Monday morning of his decision.
Williams, who did not play last year because of academic problems, was suspended for Syracuse’s game against Akron nine days ago for violating team policy.
He ranks sixth nationally with 106.57 receiving yards per game and his seven receptions per game ties for 14th in the country. Both top the Big East Conference. He also had 20 touchdown catches in his career, tied for second all-time at Syracuse with Marvin Harrison.
Marrone said he did not know if Williams had also left school and the university was unable to confirm that.
Obviously there’s a lot of questions surrounding the latest Williams mess, but this goes against a lot of recent talk that he was finally getting things together.
Jerry Sullivan’s column about Williams back in July was full of hope and renewed expectations. It was hard not to be optimistic, as it’s not often a kid who makes a mistake is willing to make things right. It’s hard to look back at all that and wonder just why things played out the way they did. No one really knows what his draft status is now, or what he will do next.
Just another variation of the same, sad story we know all too well.