NC State football player charged with DWI, suspended from team

Richardson in a photo from the NC State website (left) and his arrest mugshot from Raleigh police (right).

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A North Carolina State University football player was charged with driving while impaired on Sunday and suspended from the team, according to authorities and the university.

William Earl Richardson, 19, of Raleigh, was arrested on Hillsborough Street and charged with DWI, according to Raleigh Police.

“N.C. State head football coach Dave Doeren has announced that offensive lineman Will Richardson has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules,” Annabelle Myers, N.C. State Assistant Athletics Director for Communications, said in a written release.

Richardson is a right tackle for the N.C. State football team and started in all eight games so far this season, including the game against Clemson on Saturday.

Richardson is in his second year at N.C. State after being “redshirted” his freshman year, according to his profile on the school’s website.

There were no details available about the arrest.

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