Bucs wide receiver Mike Williams faces two misdemeanor charges after a complaint was made against him for an incident that took place on December 13.
Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams is faces two misdemeanor charges for trespassing and criminal mischief stemming from an unspecified incident.
On Friday, Bay New 9 first reported that a woman came forward making the allegations against Williams, 26, from an incident that allegedly took place on December 13, 2013. Williams has been arraigned and Hillsborough County State Attorney Mark Ober’s office has the case, which will have Williams head to court within a month.
Buccaneers Director of Communications Nelson Luis released a statement on Friday regarding the incident.
“We have spoken with Mike Williams and the local authorities regarding the charges that have been filed against him,” Luis said. “All of our players are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the high character and moral responsibility that we demand as representatives of the Buccaneers organization. We take these allegations seriously, but will withhold further comment until the legal process has run its course.”
PewterReport.com has requested a copy of the complaint and report from the State’s Attorneys office.
Williams missed 10 games last year due to a torn hamstring after signing a six-year, $40-million contract extension with Tampa Bay in July. The 6-foot-2, 212-pounder caught 22 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns. Williams has 215 catches for 2,947 yards and 25 touchdowns in his four-year Buccaneers career. Despite having first-round talent, Williams fell to the fourth round in 2010 after he was dismissed from Syracuse in 2008 due to
academic reasons. He returned to the Orangemen for the 2009 season, but quit the football
team in November.
Williams has only had one other brush with the law since coming to Tampa Bay as a fourth-round pick in 2010. In October of 2010, Williams was arrested on a DUI charge, but charges were dropped two months later after it urine tests revealed that the receiver did not surpass the legal limits of alcohol consumption when driving.
On January 30, 2014 PewterReport.com published a report
Williams' off-field activity that concerned the team based on information from the previous regime, who had deemed
Williams' future with the Buccaneers could be in jeopardy due to missing or being late to rehab sessions and team meetings.– Scott Reynolds contributed to this story
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