Troubled Miami LB Williams transferring to CC

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Former Miami linebacker Willie Williams is transferring to Pearl River Community College in
Mississippi, school officials said Monday.

Pearl River coach Tim Hatten said Williams is scheduled to
arrive at the school Tuesday.

"Depending on what time he gets here, he will practice with
us," Hatten told Canestime.com, which reported early Monday that
Williams' transfer was imminent.

Williams asked Miami to release him from his scholarship in
July, ending a saga that started in Feb. 2004 -- when his record of
11 arrests was revealed publicly on the same day he signed a letter
of intent with the Hurricanes.

He was allowed to enroll at Miami, provided he adhered to strict
academic and off-field ground rules. But he never became a starter
with the Hurricanes, prompting his search for a new school.

Pearl River won the 2004 NJCAA championship, finished last
season ranked No. 3 among junior colleges, and are the top-ranked
team in this year's preseason polls.