A Packers Cornerback Loses Court Appeal
Feb. 20, 1997 – Tyrone Williams’ appeal of a six-month jail sentence is rejected by the Nebraska Court of Appeals, and the Packers cornerback is ordered by Lancaster County District Judge Bernard McGinn to begin serving time in prison. While in college, Williams was charged with third-degree assault and unlawful discharge of a gun after firing at a moving vehicle during a dispute. No one was injured during the incident and Williams’ case was held up until 1996. Williams played throughout Green Bay’s Super Bowl season as jail time was postponed pending the outcome of the higher court.