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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NBA Prediction Sunday Game Preview/Pick- Houston vs. Miami

Free NBA Pick & Prediction Rockets vs Heat

Houston Rockets (44-21, 18-14 away) @ Miami Heat (44-19, 25-6 home) 03/16- 3:30PM EST

 

Line: MIA -4.0

Over/Under- 208.5

 

The Miami Heat, losers of five of their last six games will try to get it together against a tough Houston Rockets team on Sunday afternoon in what has the makings of a great game.

 

The Heat (44-19) are experiencing their worst funk in three years and it couldn’t come at a worst time as they are trying to catch the Indiana Pacers for the top-spot in the Eastern Conference which will give them home court advantage through-out the playoffs in the East. They will be hard pressed to secure the best record in the NBA as of now with the season winding down unless they can go on a serious run.

 

Their loss on Friday night to visiting Denver was a hard pill to swallow given the fact that the Nuggets are not expected to make the playoffs.

 

Something is off, obviously,” Heat guard Dwayne Wade said.

 

Just not playing well,” four-time NBA MVP LeBron James added.

 

With just 19 games left in the season and a race to the finish between the Heat and Pacers, Miami needs to figure it out quick.

 

Five out of six, to our standards, that’s unacceptable,” forward Chris Bosh added. “We know we’re better than this. We have to do a better job. We have to have better urgency.”

 

It seemed not to long ago, the Heat were on a tear winning eight straight and 14 of 16 to challenge for the NBA’s best record but now are looking to put anything together and build some momentum.

 

Fittingly enough, Miami’s slump started with a 106-103 loss to the Rocket’s back on March 4and now will be trying to end it against the very same team who go in having lost two consecutive games of their own.

 

Houston (44-21) has lost to Oklahoma City and Chicago on this road trip and will be trying to avoid losing three-in-a-row for the first time all year.

 

And with a 4-0 record following back-to-back losses, they have to like their chances going up against the two-time defending champions looking to find their way again.

 

Despite Miami’s recent play of late, no one on the team is in panic mode just yet and know they just have to go out and play the type of basketball they are capable of.

 

We just have to take it on the chin and stay in the fight,” Bosh said. “We’re going to do that. We’re going to turn this thing around and we’re going to make a championship run. That’s going to be it, because we have to.”

 

Oddsmakers feel the Heat can get it done Sunday afternoon making the Heat a (minus -4.0) point favorite, but get the latest spread on the game up until game time right here at Wonder Punter.

 

Something as to give between these two teams who will be both coming out with a sense of urgency but it will come down to who wants it more and I have to favor the Heat to finally get out of their slump and win in a good game come Sunday.

 

Prediction/Pick- Miami

 

 

By Mario Martinez- Wonder Punter