DENVER -- The tears are only a thought away.
Every time Rosalind Williams thinks about her son, Darrent, they
start falling again.
"He was hardworking, just full of life and big hearted," she
said from a suburban Denver hotel room Monday night.
Williams, 24, who just completed his second season with the
Denver Broncos, was killed Monday in a drive-by shooting following
an altercation at a nightclub.
"All I can say is he did more in his 24 years ... maybe that's
why he did so much because he knew his time on Earth was limited,"
Rosalind Williams said. "All day I've been in tears. I've been
sick all day. If you say one wrong thing, I'll grieve. I'm taking
it one minute at a time. I can't say one hour -- minute by minute.
One minute I'm OK, and the next I'm not."
She said she's searching for answers about her only child's final
moments. She wants to talk to receiver Javon Walker, who reportedly
was in the limousine with Williams.
"I can't bring Dee back," she said. "I do want his killer
brought to justice. If we turn the other cheek and let it go,
that's saying it's OK to carry guns, do a drive-by. I pray for the
killer that he gets his life right."
Williams' mother said she was comforted by the words of Broncos
coach Mike Shanahan, who visited her hotel room Monday afternoon.
"It meant the world to me that Mr. Shanahan came to the hotel
and had a talk with me," she said.
Williams was a second-round draft choice in 2005 out of Oklahoma
State and teamed with Champ Bailey to give Denver one of the NFL's
top cornerback tandems.
Funeral arrangements tentatively are planned for Saturday at
Great Commission Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, where
Williams grew up.
Last month, he said he wanted to go to Fort Worth to talk to
kids about staying out of street gangs.
His mother said those dreams don't have to die with him.
"I want every kid to know to live their life to the fullest,"
she said. "Don't let anyone say you can't do anything. Look what
Dee achieved in 24 years."