Updates from Wednesday, March 26
Pewter Report.com has the latest from head coach Lovie Smith on Williams:
Greg Aumann of The Tampa Bay Times has more from Smith:
Williams took to Instagram to snap a picture of himself letting fans know how he's doing:
Updates from Tuesday, March 25
Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports details on Eric Baylor turning himself in for allegedly stabbing Mike Williams:
Updates from Monday, March 24
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports insight surrounding Mike Williams' status within the Buccaneers' organization prior to the incident:
Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo reported a synopsis of Williams discussing the incident with the police:
Garafolo had more on Williams status with the Buccaneers:
Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times gave a report from Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht discussing his attempt to contact Williams:
ESPN's Ed Werder previously provided a synopsis of his conversation with Licht discussing Williams' health status:
Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune had more on Williams' injuries:
Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times provided additional insight surrounding the situation:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams is at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa after a spokeswoman with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says Williams was stabbed in the thigh at his exclusive home in the gated community of Avila.
Cristal Bermudez Nunez says it happened Sunday afternoon and the football player's brother is suspected of stabbing him. Nunez is not releasing the brother's name at this time but says they are looking for him this evening.
Late Sunday night, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reported that an arrest warrant was issued to Williams' brother, Eric Baylor:
The team released a statement through a series of tweets:
Williams' off-the-field life continues to spiral.
Back in February, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reported that the veteran faced trespassing and criminal mischief charges stemming from an incident in December. Then, later in the month, Auman and Rick Stroud reported on how Williams' house parties were upsetting other residents in gated communities.
All of it led new Bucs head coach Lovie Smith to publicly chastise his wideout.
"There's a pattern here and it's disturbing," said Smith. "No one is bigger than this football team. He has to understand that."
Have I been disappointed in Mike Williams? Of course. There's a standard. We're just not going to put up with it, no matter who it is. You have to be good on the field and off the field. Simple as that. And if you're not doing what you need to do one or the other, you have problems and that's where Mike has to take care of a few things.
Not much is known about the events leading up to the stabbing, so it would be unfair to rush to judgments. What can be deduced is that this is another instance of Williams "not protecting the shield," as Roger Goodell would say. The league and teams have cracked down on players for much less, fair or unfair.
Rotoworld's Evan Silva summed up what is likely the general consensus on Williams at the moment. Everybody hopes that he is in good physical health, but his status with the Buccaneers is cloudy at best:
The six-year, $40 million contract the Bucs signed Williams to last offseason is looking rather shaky now.