The New York Jets running back is facing an aggravated assault charge in the death of a man who police say was allegedly assaulted while walking home.
New York City Police have charged Jamaal Williams, 31, with assault and battery.
Police said Williams pulled up in a gray Honda Civic in Queens and began yelling racial slurs at the victim.
Williams then pulled out a knife and began stabbing the victim in the neck, police said.
The victim was taken to St. Barnabas Medical Center where he later died.
Williams, who was suspended by the Jets for violating team rules and violating team policies, is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Manhattan Criminal Court.
Police said Williams was arrested Tuesday night and charged with aggravated assault and second-degree robbery.
He was released from custody Tuesday night, but is facing additional charges.
Williams’ attorney, Thomas DiPasquale, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from BuzzFeed News.
Williams has yet to be charged with the stabbing.
The Jets suspended Williams for the rest of the season after the incident.