Former NFL running back and Heisman Trophy winner and current analyst for The Longhorn Network Ricky Williams was arrested on Tuesday on traffic warrants following a routine traffic stop in Texas. Williams then took a light-hearted approach to his mugshot.

What would possess anyone to smile for a mugshot is beyond me. Then again, Williams has always been an intriguing personality over the years.

According to the American-Statesman, Williams was arrested by police in South Austin on Tuesday on traffic warrants. What violations led to those warrants was not described. He was initially pulled over for a traffic offense. He was then taken into custody in a county jail and has since been released.

This wasn’t Williams’ first trip to the Travis County Jail. He was also booked there during his NFL career for — you guessed it — a traffic-related offense. Maybe it’s time for Williams to just start using Uber or Lyft to get where he needs.

[American-Statesman][Photo via TMZ]

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  • Derek Boynton

    that’s because it isn’t serious it was flippin traffic warrants. He didn’t commit a felony.

  • ready1take1

    What are you talking about? You should always smile for your mugshot. In fact you should try to make it your best photo.