Tampa Bay WR Mike Williams stabbed in thigh, allegedly by his brother

Mike Williams
Tampa Bay wide receiver Mike Williams celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Arizona last September.
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Tampa Bay wide receiver Mike Williams was released from the hospital Sunday night after being stabbed in the left thigh with a kitchen knife, allegedly by his brother, Hillsborough County (Fla.) sheriff’s officials said.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Eric Baylor, Williams’ brother, on a charge of aggravated battery-domestic violence. Sheriff’s officials were searching for the 23-year-old early Monday morning, according to an official.

Deputies were called to Williams’ home in a gated community around 5 p.m. Sunday. His injuries are not considered life threatening.

Williams, 26, caught 11 touchdown passes for Tampa Bay as a rookie in 2010 and had a career-high 996 yards receiving in 2012. His season was cut short last year by a hamstring injury in October.


Since then, Williams has been sued for causing about $43,000 of damage to a home he was renting and charged with criminal mischief and trespassing for damaging the door of a woman’s home in Tampa, Fla.

“We are aware of the situation that occurred at the residence of Mike Williams and are working with him and the authorities to get additional information,” the Buccaneers said in a statement.

”While we have limited knowledge at this time, our primary concern is for the safety and well being of all involved. We will refrain from further comment until we can get a better understanding of the situation.“