Well it was only a matter of time before one of the NFL Pro Bowlers got into some sort of trouble. This time around it turns out to be Washington Redskin player Trent Williams. Williams was reportedly hurt at a nightclub fight in Hawaii. It seems he was the victim of an assault and he will no longer be playing in the Pro Bowl.
“Trent Williams was the victim of an assault at a night club in central Honolulu early Friday morning and another individual has been arrested,” the spokesman said.
Because of the injury suffered during the assault, he was replaced by Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Matt Kalil. Williams is still a member of this year’s NFC All-Star team and will be on the sidelines this Sunday wearing his jersey. The NFL said he will be credited with a Pro Bowl appearance and receive a full player’s share.
The assault was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter who said Williams was tasered and received a head injury requiring stitches.
In a statement, the Honolulu Police Department said, “At 1:30 a.m., Honolulu Police Department officers responded to a report of a large affray at a nightclub in central Honolulu. Three males were injured during the affray. Two were treated and released from the hospital, and the third male declined treatment. One male was arrested for assault in the third degree and additional arrests are likely.”
Williams’ Redskins teammate Jammal Brown said on Twitter that Williams needed seven stitches. Brown said the fight wasn’t Williams’ fault and he did nothing wrong.
The recent success that Williams had enjoyed was somewhat of a comeback for him, as he has been in plenty of trouble before. Making it to the Pro Bowl was suppose to be the height of his comeback, but that didn’t last long, as he will more than likely find himself in some hot water with the NFL as well.
The Pro Bowl will go on without Williams and will be played this Sunday.