A Georgetown University football player has been arrested and reportedly charged with first-degree murder.
Dijon Williams, a senior wide receiver from Atlanta, was arrested in Georgia on Monday by United States Marshals. He was wanted by the Metropolitan Police Department in connection with a murder in the District, according to Washington television station FOX 5 - WTTG.
In a statement provided to NBC Sports Washington, the University said it is aware of the allegations against Williams.
“Georgetown University became aware of charges against Dijon Williams this evening. While we are working to learn more information, we will cooperate fully with any investigation and we stand prepared to offer resources to members of our community who may be affected by this news. At this time, there are no indications that the alleged crime took place near the University.”
Georgetown’s football season was postponed on July 13 when the Patriot League canceled all fall sports because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Only a small number of students remain on campus with the vast majority studying virtually for the fall semester because of the pandemic.
Williams went to Miller Grove High School in Lithonia, Ga., according to a biography on the Georgetown University athletic department website. He was a team captain for Miller Grove as a senior, the biography states.
For the Hoyas, Williams played in 10 games as a freshman, missed his sophomore year due to injury and returned for five games in 2019 as a junior.
Williams has been suspended by the football team pending the results of the investigation. That is triggered automatically for any student-athlete at Georgetown after an arrest and they are subject to further disciplinary action under the student code of conduct, which could result in dismissal from the University.