Redskins left tackle Trent Williams said he made a mistake last season, one he doesn’t want to repeat. It’s also one that if he does repeat, it’ll cost him an entire year.
Williams, in his first public comments since his four-game suspension for multiple positive drug tests, said he hasn’t made any lifestyle changes.
“Obviously we’re dealing with the [NFL’s] program and they take a certain amount of measures to make sure it doesn’t occur again,” Williams said at the Leukemia Golf Classic (hosted by Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo) at Trump National in Sterling, Va. “That’s all behind me, store it in the past and just ready to get this playoffs.”
Williams tested positive multiple times to earn that four-game suspension.
“It was tough having to watch the game from the couch,” he said. “It’s something I’ve never been a part of and something I never thought I’d be doing. But that’s the type of stuff you do when you make decisions like that….I made a mistake and you just got to deal with it.”
Williams said he feels good about the direction he’s going. And he’s looking forward to playing football again.
“It’s all about progression man,” he said. “If I came out the same as I was last year that means I’m getting worse. Step it up and be more of a leader. Obviously don’t make some of the mistakes I made in the past and be a better player and lead by example also.
“I can’t wait man. We got a new quarterback, we got a whole new team. It’s going to be fun.”