Buccaneers wideout Williams stabbed at his home

Mike Williams is due in court on Feb. 24. (USATSI)
Mike Williams was stabbed on Sunday afternoon, police confirmed. (USATSI)

Buccaneers wideout Mike Williams, who’s spent this offseason operating afoul of his neighbors and the law, was stabbed in his dwelling on Sunday and is currently at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to WSTV that Williams was stabbed within the thigh and receiving medical care. Williams brother is the first suspect within the stabbing.

The Hillsborough spokeswoman would not release the brother’s title but said that police are on the lookout for him on Sunday night after the Sunday afternoon stabbing.

Williams 2013 season ended early due to a torn hamstring but his offseason since has gone much worse.

The broad receiver, who recently signed to an enormous six-year, $40 million contract, is dealing with trespass and felony mischief prices.

His neighbors have since complained that Williams threw loud home parties and no less than one neighbor stated they “despise” him.

New coach Lovie Smith was not joyful about Williams latest habits when talking at the 2014 NFL Mix.

“There’s a sample here and it’s disturbing,” Smith stated. “No one is bigger than this football crew. He has to know that.

“Have I been disappointed in Mike Williams? Of course, there’s a typical. We’re simply not going to put up with it, irrespective of who it’s. It’s a must to be good on the sphere and off the sphere. Easy as that. And if you happen to’re not doing what you need to do one or the opposite, you may have issues and that is where Mike has to deal with a few issues.”

Williams just lately pled not responsible to the charges.

“We are conscious of the scenario that occurred on the residence of Mike Williams and are working with him and the authorities to get additional information,” the assertion learn. “Whereas we have restricted data presently, our main concern is for the protection and properly carry of all involved. We’ll chorus from additional comment till we can get a better understanding of the scenario.”

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Bucs’ Williams stabbed; brother suspected

Tampa Bay Buccaneers broad receiver Mike Williams was hospitalized after being stabbed within the thigh Sunday afternoon in his Tampa dwelling, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Cristal Bermudez Nunez mentioned.

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Kim Klement/USA AT THE MOMENT SportsMike Williams was hospitalized after being stabbed in the thigh Sunday afternoon in his Tampa residence, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.

Williams’ brother is suspected in the stabbing and is being sought by police, Nunez mentioned. The Tampa Bay Times reported Williams was handled for a relatively minor laceration at St. Joseph’s Hospital and released.

In accordance with the Times, the sheriff’s office issued an arrest warrant Sunday night time for 23-year-old Eric Baylor on a charge of aggravated battery/home violence after deputies were known as to Williams’ residence in the Avila neighborhood north of Tampa.

“We’re aware of the state of affairs that occurred at the residence of Mike Williams and are working with him and the authorities to get additional data,” the Bucs mentioned in an announcement released Sunday. “Whereas we’ve limited knowledge presently, our major concern is for the protection and nicely being of all involved. We are going to refrain from additional comment till we can get a greater understanding of the scenario.”

Sunday’s incident is the most recent off-the-discipline subject for Williams, who signed a six-12 months, $forty.25 million cope with Tampa Bay last July. Williams faces misdemeanor fees of legal mischief and trespassing, and has additionally paid greater than $forty three,000 in damages for destructive home parties.

“There is a sample here and it’s disturbing. No one is greater than this football crew,” new Bucs coach Lovie Smith stated in February. “He has to know that.”

Williams, 26, caught 22 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns in six video games final season, his fourth with the Bucs.

Data from The Related Press was used on this report.

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