Robert Williams denies taking money in college
Boston Celtics rookie Robert Williams is in the middle of a nasty controversy at the moment, as the 21-year-old was recently accused of taking $11,000 in bribe money back in 2017 as a member of the Texas A&M Aggies.
Williams completely denied the said allegations and brushed off the malicious accusations.
Robert Williams: "I tend to stop social media because it gets to you during playoff time, but like I said, never took anything from anybody. Hope this goes away as fast possible."
— Tom Westerholm (@Tom_NBA) April 26, 2019
This is certainly not the type of news anyone would want to get his name involved in, especially considering how Williams still continues to try and make his mark in the league.
The 6-foot-10 big man has barely figured in his team’s rotation, making only 32 appearances for the Celtics in his rookie campaign. Williams averaged only 8.8 minutes per ballgame in the regular season, putting up 2.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks.
Williams played only a total of two minutes in Boston’s first-round series against the Indiana Pacers, failing to record a single counting stat. There is a possibility that Celtics head coach Brad Stevens inserts him into the lineup in their second-round series against a lengthy Milwaukee Bucks side, but then again, this may be a bit of wishful thinking for the 27th overall pick last summer.
Williams did sign a four-year rookie scale contract with the C’s, so this is something that may work in his favor. However, the recent controversy he has been dragged into is definitely not going to help his cause moving forward. Williams will want to clear his name from this mess at the soonest possible time if he hopes to keep his NBA dream alive.