Last week Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams found himself in a pretty scary situation — according to his account and that of witnesses, he was stabbed in the leg by his brother and had to go to the hospital, while his brother wound up in jail. It wasn’t the first time Williams’ name had surfaced this offseason, prompting questions about Williams’ future with the team.
At the NFL owners’ meetings last week, head coach Lovie Smith told reporters that Williams was a victim and wanted to know more facts about the situation. He added that he wouldn’t kick a player off the team for an isolated incident. But comments from Bucs co-chairman Joe Glazer to ESPN’s Pat Yasinskas suggest that even though Williams was a victim, off-the-field incidents like that still detract from the good that the team does in the community.