Was Jets linebacker Darron Lee physically restrained by teammate defensive end Leonard Williams while going after a woman Saturday night at the Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall’s Island?
That is what appears to take place based on a video posted by Twitter user @gunnerpunner, who filmed the incident and in several tweets offered an eyewitness account of what went down. On the video, a man can be seen shouting at a woman then, according to the Twitter account, went on to “manhandle her’’ and “call her names.’’ Security then stepped in, but later, the man returned and began “dragging’’ the woman.
Williams in the video appears to intercede, first getting in the way of the man from going after the woman then picking up the man and moving him away. While the video is not entirely clear, the man being pulled away appears to be Lee.
“We are aware of the reports,” a Jets spokesman said. “We are taking them seriously, and we are looking into the specifics of the situation. We will have no further comment at this time.”
Williams’ Instagram account showed he attended the festival with teammates, including Lee and quarterback Bryce Petty, and Lee appears to be wearing the same clothes as the man in the videos.
Lee started nine games and played in 13 for the Jets as a rookie last season after being taken in the first round of the draft, 20th overall. The 22-year-old former Ohio State standout had 42 tackles and one sack in his first year.
Williams, also 22, is a rising star for the Jets. As the sixth-overall pick out of USC in the 2015 NFL Draft, Williams has played in all 32 games his first two seasons, starting 31. He had 68 tackles and seven sacks in 2016 and was invited to the Pro Bowl as an alternate.
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— JB™ (@gunnerpunner) June 4, 2017
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