Trent Williams was hit by a champagne bottle, Tasered in fight

AP

The NFL has confirmed the information we reported earlier tonight:  Redskins tackle Trent Williams was the victim, not the aggressor, during a fight early Friday in Hawaii.

“Trent Williams was the victim of an assault at a night club in central Honolulu early this morning and another individual has been arrested,” an NFL spokesman said.  “Due to an injury sustained during the assault, he will not play in the Pro Bowl and has been replaced by Matt Kalil.  Trent is still a member of this year’s NFC All-Star team and will be on the sidelines this Sunday wearing his jersey.  He will be credited with a Pro Bowl appearance and receive a full player’s share.”

Meanwhile, the Honolulu Police Department has issued a statement regarding the incident.

“At 1:30 am this morning, Honolulu Police Department (HPD) officers responded to a report of a large affray at a night club in central Honolulu,” the HPD said.  “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.”

Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, Williams was struck with a champagne bottle and Tasered — not by the police but by the aggressor.

106 responses to “Trent Williams was hit by a champagne bottle, Tasered in fight

  1. Williams is just chillin and for no reason a bottle comes flying and then he is tasered.. I’m sure he did nothing at all to provoke someone (I’m sure he would say the same about him sucker punching Sherman).. I mean when I walk down the street people throw stuff at me all day because I smile at them.. they need to drug test him because I see him relaxing for a few days..

  2. if the guy who tasered him was my size, and it turns out williams started the fight, one could assume two things:

    a) a self defense claim would be justified
    b) there will be lawsuits

  3. Fights on the field….
    Fights in bars…..
    One word describes you TW: Is it pro (no). Is it classy (no).

    It’s PUNK!

  4. So it seems that some people on here side with Sherman in that incident? He’s lucky he only got mushed.

  5. I would happily spend a night in jail and then do a stretch of probation for a story as cool as “I hit an NFL Pro Bowler with a champagne bottle and then tased* him”

    *This is the proper form for what happens when one is hit with a Taser….much like bread that has been placed in a toaster has been “toasted” not “toastered”.

  6. Couldn’t of happened to more of a classless individual! “Victim of Assault” PLEASE
    And somebody said this clown was better then Okung! Check the Resume! Okung took down done of the best this year! #GOHAWKS

  7. At some point in the middle of the affray, a hockey game broke out. Mr. Williams, may have been cut by a high stick. No charges have been laid, but the referees present issued a game misconduct with the possibility of further discipline.

  8. nyyjetsknicks says:

    I’m going to need to see a picture of the guys that did this. This guy is huge or has a big pair of you know what.
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    You forgot the other possibilities–that the guy was really stupid, or that he had consumed a lot of liquid or powdered courage.
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    tanmarino17 says:

    Men shouldn’t carry tasers.
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    I’m sure that Plaxico would rather have been carrying a taser.

  9. The NFL has confirmed the information we reported earlier tonight
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    Which report are you referring to? Your first post which mentioned Bryant McKinnie? Nothing like jumping to conclusions.

  10. Conspiracy Theory …

    Matt Kalil is from the islands correct? Well suppose one of his boys decides to take out Willy. Matt now brought up to his first Pro Bowl.

    This is purely speculation…just something to think about.

  11. I want to thank all you posters. Just when I lose all faith in my fellow man, you guys come through and make me laugh my butt off!!! Great posts, solid effort! Thank you.

  12. “I’m going to need to see a picture of the guys that did this. This guy is huge or has a big pair of you know what.”

    It was Richard Sherman.

  13. Why is everybody in disbelief that Trent Williams was attacked without doing anything? I went out. I hung out in clubs constantly and never started a fight in my life.

    That’s not saying I wasn’t in plenty of them though. There are a lot of A-Holes out there who like to start fights and naturally men that are not cowards (rich or not) are going to stand up for themselves.

  14. I know the general public will still throw jabs as we see here but that is just their stupid nature. I was a bouncer for many years at a downtown bar in a major city and unfortunately these guys just can’t go out and have a time like you and I can. They are always targets for guys who are either jealous or just looking to take their money. Maybe he was running his house but in my experience he was a target.

  15. nyyjetsknicks says:
    Jan 25, 2013 11:16 PM
    I’m going to need to see a picture of the guys that did this. This guy is huge or has a big pair of you know what.

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    Has little to do with size in a fight and you have your buddies there. Trust me, plenty of guys look for targets like football players because they tend to carry to much cash on them.

  16. I’ve heard of liquid courage before but taser courage? Wtf…if you’re a dude..what’s up with carrying a taser in a club..and you throw a champagne bottle too? Good to hear that it looks like Williams was not at fault…I know the cat has made some mistakes but he has sounded pretty remorseful when I have heard him..hope he keeps his life in line..

  17. Oh I can’t help but laugh and say its karma for being a punk in general. Throwing shots hiding behind your helmet and visor when you’re 120 lbs heavier than another man, I’m sure he tried to act tough with the wrong person and got taken out of the champagne room in an ambulance. Classy dude..

  18. Great job random guy! Maybe he will learn to shut up from now on. He’s lucky the guy only used a taser on him and he wasn’t packing real heat.

  19. Spare me the victim card. These guys walk into clubs acting like their $hit doesn’t stink and they own the place. They treat others like they are nothing and they are caudled athletes. I’m sure what he got was because he had it comin!

  20. Is “affray” some kind of Hawaiian word for a bunch of rich idiots pissing away their good fortune?

  21. Lets be realistic, if the story is accurate and Silverback was smashed with a bottle and then tazed by somebody, you can’t really suggest he’s at fault for anything here and to compare him to Suh is silly. Even if he was “running his mouth” as some suggest, that’s not a crime and isn’t fair grounds for any sort of physical assault.

    That being said, it’s disappointing that Williams is trying to take on a grown-up role after his previous failed test, yet is still out clubbing at 1:30. It’s not inherently wrong to be enjoying yourself as a young man, but it could show a lack of maturity when you put yourself in these situations.

  22. Kalil is in now? ALLRIGHT! What is that now, 7 Vikings going to pro bowl versus what, like 2 packers? I know, who’s counting, but I think it’s hilarious after a local packer radio host (in Mpls.) predicted 6 packers would get in and 3 Vikes.

  23. Gotta love the HPD statement. When was the last time you heard any mainland police department describe a barroom brawl as an “affray”?

  24. When will they learn. NOTHING good ever comes from being out after midnight. Especially if you are a sports celebrity. Someone throws something and then some Urkel gets hurt and then comes the lawsuit.

  25. I was young once, and part of a big partying community (heavy metal). I have had more than my share of drinks, and have also been a bartender at a well populated rock club.

    But why on earth does any club allow for the patrons to have the BOTTLE (regardless of what is in it) from behind the bar? There is no reason for it. They will drink it too fast, get FUBAR too fast, and then, oh yeah, might throw it at someone.

    There was a guy in Jacksonville who had the same thing happen.

    Oh yeah, I am from Hawai’i. Never saw that when I was young.

  26. I’m tired of hearing the old ‘Nothing good ever happens after {fill in the blank} am’ line. Are you kidding me? Nothing? That’s when some of the best stuff happens.

  27. I have actually been to the pro bowl. The regular guys HATE the pro bowlers because they take the women and they mention that to the players but feel free to randomly hate

  28. Whats ironic is that Trent is just a typical young man. Smoked some weed. Straightened out.

    Shoved a crackhead blowhard who got into his face after a bitter loss.(Richard Sherman)

    Other than those 2 things, he has never been a problem. Always been real humble and quiet.

  29. @drtharrison, I don’t know what kind of dive bars you used to go to but the nightclubs have a bottle service in VIP areas. Clubs make bucks off the bottle service so guys can just drink at a table without having to go up to the bar and “impress” the ladies into thinking they’ve got enough money on bottle service.

  30. Ya’ll haters kill me. This guy had a great year and gets invited to his first pro bowl and doesn’t have a right to be out celebrating 2 nights before that farce of a game? I’m sure he wasnt the only player out.

    People need to get over themselves. You all would kill to be living the life he does, getting an all expense paid trip to Hawaii with all the perks for doing your job well.

    The same idiots saying he “deserves” it are probably the same morons saying Sean Taylor “deserved” it for sleeping in his home while intruders broke in.

    Haters gonna hate. I’ll take Trent over any other LT out there.

  31. I agree with skins23. Football players or athletes in general do not have to live in a vacuum. He can go out at night. It’s what young people do. I have no problem. I’m sure Peyton Manning goes out.

  32. @skins23,

    I am SURE you were ALL OVER anything reported in the news about Dez Bryant (or any other player from the Eagles, Giants, or Cowboys) and any incident at a night club. And now it happened to one of your own 4-skin players. Haters kill you, but undoubtedly you are guilty of your own hate. Don’t be a hypocrite.

    Finally the real story emerges. At first it was thought this happened on the practice field. Now the real deal is known. You don’t get hit by a champagne bottle AND tasered if you are innocently hangin’ at a club. Williams is big, strong, and certainly his mouth has no problem mentioning it.

    Williams, I am sure, ran his mouth to the wrong person, and is now in the midst of the PR storm. You’ll take Williams over any other LT because you are a homer. But in the meantime, the 4-skin players will all be watching the SB as spectators because your team was beat down (at home, no less) by a superior team in the Seahawks.

    Yes, you won the NFC East, but no trophies or accolades are given for winning the division. You 4-skin fans have no problem pointing out the division rival Cowboys haven’t won a SB since ’96, but your 4-skins haven’t won the Sb since ’91. RGIII and his knee won’t be helping to that effect anytime soon. In the meantime, your boy Williams won’t be playing in the SB OR Pro bowl. Stupid is as stupid does, and Williams’ actions are self-explanatory.

  33. You are correct when you say that Washington hasn’t won a SB in over 20 years. But the Seahags have NEVER won a Sb

  34. I can’t believe it’s just a coincidence that so many nfl players seem to find trouble in their time off. they should make the rules even more strict, and the fines heavier.

  35. sportsmeccabi says:
    Jan 25, 2013 11:17 PM
    This must worry RG3.

    His left tackle can’t even protect himself.

    RGIII isn’t worried. I have a taser and a champagne bottle… Meet me somewhere? Let’s see what kind of GAURDIAN you are? Internet coward! SURELY a TITLELESS Seahawks fan

  36. If anyone on here knows Hawaii and the nightclub seen it is very very believable that he was the victim. Some of the locals are just plane stupid at the clubs and look for a race other then there own to mess with.

  37. zn0rseman says: Jan 26, 2013 9:26 AM

    Matt Kalil > Trent Richardson
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    What an unnecessarily confusing comment. Matt Kalil is unquestionably better than Trent Richardson. Trent Williams, no. But Richardson, without question. Hey, give the kid a couple years though, he’ll be right up there. You also have to keep in mind that Williams and Kalil are completely different styles of player. Williams is a speedy zone-blocking, Shanahan-style tackle, while Kalil is a more traditional rock solid book-end. Kalil will be great, but his strength is in his reliability and pass-blocking. While Williams is also a solid pass-blocker, his strength is in his mobility, speed, and downfield blocking ability.

  38. jwreck says:
    Jan 26, 2013 5:58 PM
    zn0rseman says: Jan 26, 2013 9:26 AM

    Matt Kalil > Trent Richardson
    _________
    What an unnecessarily confusing comment. Matt Kalil is unquestionably better than Trent Richardson. Trent Williams, no. But Richardson, without question. Hey, give the kid a couple years though, he’ll be right up there. You also have to keep in mind that Williams and Kalil are completely different styles of player. Williams is a speedy zone-blocking, Shanahan-style tackle, while Kalil is a more traditional rock solid book-end. Kalil will be great, but his strength is in his reliability and pass-blocking. While Williams is also a solid pass-blocker, his strength is in his mobility, speed, and downfield blocking ability.

     Well put jwreck

  39. Probably assaulted by loudmouths like the types who frequent this site, or the Seahawks secondary. (Nice to see Drew Brees torching Earl Thomas at practice the other day.)

    How about you geniuses ask Charles Barkley what it it like when drunken bar patrons take on a pro athlete with taunts and racial epithets, and the pro athlete cannot fight back because he would kill the guy, get charged with a felony, or both.

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