Review/Excerpts from ESPN E-60
This is just a riveting story about D.J. Williams of the Green Bay Packer and the difficult childhood he had to overcome. Yet for D.J. a somewhat happy ending despite the scars. He had to overcome a childhood racked with drugs and violence. Born in Fort Worth Texas, Williams was born to a family where the father was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder.
It was just a terrible story of abuse that D.J. and his mother and sister had to endure. The physical abuse of D.J.’s mother left scars on the children and the family. The parents broke up but got back together. But this time his son was physically abused.
Williams father a drug addict, took his son with him to get drugs. One day D.J.’s father gave his son a gun. His mother left again D.J.’s father shot a man eight times and a massive man hunt for his father occurred. Texas authorities told D.J.’s mother to leave the state. They randomly picked Arkansas. So D.J. and his mother and sister fled to Little Rock Arkansas where he became a football star at the University of Arkansas. D.J.’s father was convicted of murder and is serving a 25 year sentence in prison.
D.J. has begun his second career after being drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the NFL. He has not ruled out reuniting with his father who is serving a 25 year sentence in prison. His father has so far served 11 years.