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Former Illini Frank Williams Charged With Domestic Battery

The former Illini point guard was booked by the Peoria County Sheriff's Office on Sunday.

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Former Illini point guard Frank Williams was arrested on Sunday evening according to Peoria County Sheriff's Office records.

While we don't have a lot of details of what happened, according to the booking record on the Peoria County Sheriff's Office website, Williams was booked on Sunday evening and charged with domestic battery/bodily harm and knowingly damaging property of less than $300.


Unfortunately this is not Frank's first run-in with the law in recent years, as he was also arrested in 2011 along with his brother, Aaron Williams. He was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana with intent with deliver. Police found 78 grams of marijuana and a scale at the Peoria home.

Williams played for the Illini for three seasons from 1999 to 2002, and was named the Big Ten Player of the Year for the 2000-01 season. That was the year the Illini received a No. 1 seed in the Midwest Regional and reached the Elite Eight before falling to Arizona 87-81 in San Antonio.

In his three seasons with the Illini Williams averaged 14.3 points and 4.3 assists per game. He was a first round pick of the Denver Nuggets in the 2002 NBA Draft but was then traded to the New York Knicks. Williams spent three seasons in the NBA with the Knicks and Bulls before playing in the D-League, Italy and Argentina. He has not played professional basketball since 2010.

Via Illinois Loyalty

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