Trent Williams injured in nightclub, out for Pro Bowl game
An unfortunate incident on Friday at a Honolulu nightclub took Washington offensive tackle Trent Williams out of the Pro Bowl game this Sunday.
Williams was involved in a brawl that injured three men, sent two to the hospital and initiated an investigation for assault, according to local police and NFL officials.
The fight also caused Williams to require seven stiches, according to a tweet from Redskins teammate Jammal Brown. ESPN’s Adam Schefter received information from sources that Williams was tasered, and that someone had cracked a bottle over his head.
“It wasn’t his fault,” Brown said. “He did nothing wrong.”
Honolulu police spokeswoman Michelle Yu said Williams was not being investigated for assault when asked by the Associated Press.
Captain Andrew Lum, Office of the Chief, Honolulu Police Department, released this statement on the fracas:
“At 1:30 a.m. this morning, Honolulu Police Department officers responded to a report of a large affray at a night club 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 3rd Degree and additional arrests are likely. The HPD has opened an Assault 2nd and four Assault 3rd investigations. The investigation into these offenses continue.”
Williams, a first-time Pro Bowler, was suspended four games in 2011 for testing positive for marijuana. He was a first-round pick in 2009 and elected an offensive team captain this season. Williams allowed 24 total quarterback pressures and 4 sacks on rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Although he will be relegated to the sidelines for Sunday’s game, Williams will be paid a full Pro Bowl share, according to NFL officials. The motion suggests that the NFL doesn’t think Williams initiated the fight but was injured in the course of the event. Williams’ replacement will be Vikings offensive tackle Matt Kalil. This makes seven Minnesota Vikings on the NFC roster.