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Falcons Cornerback Facing Marijuana Charges

(AP) - Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jimmy Williams faces a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge in Virginia.

State police charged the Hampton native on June 2nd, according to Goochland County General District Court records.

An initial court appearance scheduled for July 16th was postponed until December 3rd.

A television station in Atlanta and one in Richmond, Virginia reported that Williams said he is innocent and that Falcons president Rich McKay and head coach Bob Petrino have a copy of the police report and are discussing the matter.

Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts said Williams was not arrested, adding that the charge will be contested.

Williams' Arizona-based agent, Ethan Lock, told The Associated Press Monday that he has talked to his client about the matter. But he declined further comment.

Williams, a second-round pick in the 2006 NFL draft, played in 13 games and started five last season.

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