Georgetown football player arrested, accused of murder

Hoyas wide receiver Dijon Williams was arrested in Georgia in connection with the death of Nurudeen Thomas.

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A senior wide receiver for the Georgetown Hoyas was taken into custody Monday afternoon on a murder charge out of D.C. 

Dijon Williams was arrested in Lawrenceville, Georgia by local and federal authorities. The 21-year-old Georgia native was arrested in connection with the killing of Nurudeen Thomas

Thomas, 30, was found fatally wounded just six miles from the Georgetown University campus in Washington, D.C. 

Dijon Williams, a Georgetown Hoyas wide receiver, was taken into custody in Atlanta in connection with the
killing of Nurudeen Thomas in Washington, D.C.

The Metropolitan Police Department offered a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provided information that led to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the July 21 homicide. It is unclear if the arrest was the result of a tip. 

Williams was taking classes virtually along with almost all Georgetown students amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Hoyas football team had also postponed fall football play because of the virus. 

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“Georgetown University became aware of charges against Williams yesterday evening,” university spokeswoman Ruth McBain said in a statement Tuesday. “While we are working to learn more information, we will cooperate fully with any investigation and we stand prepared to offer resources to members of our community who may be affected by this news.”

According to the university protocol, Williams has also been suspended from all team activities. A Georgetown student who is arrested is subject to adjudication and disciplinary action under the student code of conduct, which could include suspension or dismissal from the university.

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No information about Williams’ relationship with Thomas has been released. Williams’ mother and father were contacted by The Washington Post, which noted that they declined to comment. 

Williams attended Miller Grove High School in Lithonia, Georgia, where, as a senior, he was captain of the football team. 

He is currently being held in Georgia pending extradition. He is expected to be returned to the District of Columbia within 14 days. 

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