Mario Williams pokes fun at Hernandez on Instragram page

AP

Bills defensive end Mario Williams has had an interesting year, to say the least.  He sued his ex-fiancée to recover a $785,000 engagement ring.  In so doing, Williams invited a flurry of inflammatory statements from his ex-fiancée’s lawyer and the release of embarrassing text messages.

More recently, Williams said that new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine “always” says “kill ’em or hurt ’em” when it comes to opposing offenses.  The next day, Williams replaced “always” with “never.”

Now, Tim Graham of the Buffalo News has spotted on Williams’ Instagram page a cartoon that pokes fun at Aaron Hernandez, with the “Grand Theft Auto” video game logo changed to “Grand Theft New England,” and with Hernandez’s face added to the body of a man sitting on the hood of a car with a gun in his hand.

Elsewhere on Williams’ Instagram page are multiple photos of the player brandishing and firing guns.

The development comes on the heels of former NFL defensive lineman Tank Johnson’s advice to rookies that players shouldn’t own guns.

“We advise players not to own guns and have a long-standing policy prohibiting the possession of guns by NFL employees at NFL facilities or while traveling on NFL business,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told Graham regarding the photos posted by Williams.

The photos do not show that Williams has violated any NFL policies, and the Bills haven’t commented on the situation.  But, as Graham writes, it’s a “bad look.”

Maybe not as bad as dancing butt-naked in front of a camera, but a bad look nevertheless.

UPDATE 8:27 a.m., 6/28/13:  The Bills subsequently provided a comment to Graham.  “We discuss the NFL policy regarding guns with all of our players,” the team said.  “Mario adheres to the policy and has taken the necessary steps to ensure that his guns are legal with the proper documentation.  It has been well documented that Mario has promoted safe and legal firearm possession.”

56 responses to “Mario Williams pokes fun at Hernandez on Instragram page

  1. HAHA!!!

    What a great picture. Too bad he’s gonna get in sooooooo much trouble for puttin that out there lol.

  2. “Maybe not as bad as dancing butt-naked in front of a camera, but a bad look nevertheless.”

    Nor as bad as ACTUALLY MURDERING PEOPLE

  3. williams is also a texas police officer, i’m not sure the exact title he has, but it’s the complete opposite of hernadez. he’s a hunter, and part of the police force, people that are responsible with firearms, he’s not a hernandez.

  4. Don’t understand the NFL encouraging players not to own guns. They should tell the players who have a screw loose that it isn’t the best idea. But there are lots of normal guys in the league that have guns for recreation and protection. It’s better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

    I bet Sean Taylor and his family wish he had one.

  5. You are an idiot Mario…..I don’t care about Hernandez….but you are a pisspoor DE…it took 2 DL coaches to teach you which way to go….Wade put you at OLB and you were like a deer in the headlights….didn’t know where to run LOL….
    did you get you ring back dummy??

  6. henryjones20 says:
    Jun 27, 2013 6:59 PM
    this guy is getting old pretty quick. shld be the last one making fun of someone else…. He getting old with millions of dollars,what about u?#Him rich

  7. I remember last year when Bills fans acted like getting Williams meant that they would actually be successful. Signing high priced free agents has never translated to on field success.

  8. MAN, and JUST when I thought AH had retired the “Dumbest Man In The NFL” trophy, UP steps this idiot just TEMPTING fate!!

  9. strokinmyego says:

    I remember last year when Bills fans acted like getting Williams meant that they would actually be successful. Signing high priced free agents has never translated to on field success.

    ——-

    Talk to me after Peyton Manning and the Broncos win it all this year.

  10. All cheater Pats fan,Jets Fans,and Miami Fans… Keep hating on the 100 million man and their Bills,we don’t care. Buffalo Bills on the rise once again. We taking our division back. Period

  11. Man, we just keep getting more insight into the minds of NFL players. However, it is a great picture though.

  12. What Hernandez is accused of is awful. Having said that, truthfully…….I just laughed at the cartoon.

  13. Mario Williams reportedly is a Texas police officer. In case that is not correct, and certainly while he’s in Buffalo, I don’t understand why a guy his size needs to own a gun? What do you need a gun for? You’re 6’8″, just south of 300 lbs. I mean, is anyone really insane enough to mess with you, especially there in Buffalo, New York?!? I really don’t get this gun obsession that USA has.

  14. Oh Buffalo Bills fans- maybe you should focus on your team beating the Pats more than 1 time in almost 10 years before claiming the division is yours- just sayin

  15. Oh bills fans our team may struggle but let me quote the great BRYAN COX. ” I hate every bills fan alive when we play in buffalo their fans beat up our fans. When were at home bills fans come to our stadium and beat up our fans in our own stadium”. Our team may struggle but we are as diehard fans as it gets in the NFL. Bills mafia.

  16. williams is a registered peace officer in texas, and has been grooming himself for a career in law enforcement after his nfl career. i probably stated his exact affiliation wrong because i’m ignorant. but he’s part of the group who are trustworthy, and responsible with guns, not the hernandez group that uses the gun in place of a small member. there’s no comparison between the two.

  17. Mario is an idiot, we all are seeing this here in Buffalo now.

    However, there is nothing anyone can say or do to ridicule Aaron Hernandez that I wont think is justified. He will perhaps go down as the biggest loser, lowlife, scumbag in the history of sports. This is how murderers should be treated, with zero respect. Too soon? maybe. Too harsh? not harsh enough. The only people mad are Patriots fans who have been riding the “perfection” train far too long.

  18. @billsavenger he said that while playing for Miami. I would go easy pounding your chest over that

  19. The difference between Mario and AH.

    Mario – ear protection, holsters, finger not on the trigger, and aiming down range at a target.

    AH – known to fire on humans for fun.

  20. Yes, this is another “embarrassment” like the gold-digger ring and “kill ’em” comment. I’ll take it over murder any day.

  21. @tjacks7

    Don’t understand the NFL encouraging their players not to own guns?

    Show me a case in the history of the NFL of a Player needing a gun and I will show you 10 times as many stories of Players not needing a gun in the last 5 years.

    With regards to Taylor, having a gun doesn’t guarantee safety, just ask Nancy Lanza- no offense to anyone in Newton

  22. Just shows you how teflon the NFL is. If all this stuff was going on with the NBA, they’d just about be ready to close the league by now.

  23. If you dont like guns move to chicago. I heard they have good gun control there… but a gun violence rate somehow. Funny how that works

  24. I swear to god Ive never seen so many freakin haters in my life… sports fans are so unbelievably ignorant and delusional. If ANY story comes out about a player that doesn’t belong to your own team, or a story about another team, you nerds come out of the wood work with so many negative hateful and most of all uneducated comments. Now Mario Williams is a “piss poor DE”…. “where does he play? ive never heard of him” “hes old” “buying overpriced FA will never turn into success” Last time I checked… Mario played the first half of the season with a fractured hand so he started off slow… but he still ended up with 10.5 sacks on the year in his FIRST year in Buffalo. Wait till this year under a new scheme and 100% healthy and he gets at least 15 sacks.. you sniveling little geeks will have to make up a new reason why he isn’t good and why the Bills suck etc etc… BTW.. say goodbye to New England… all things must come to an end… U wanna talk about getting old and or going downhill? Take a look at that dismantled roster and aging QB in Foxboro. They are steadily on the decline… mark my words. Bills on the rise and Pats on the decline.

  25. Williams is a fool for sure but i dont see anyone ripping Matt Light for disowening that serial killer Hernandez………….Give it 2 weeks and urban meyer will be distancing himself from Hernandez…if that long…

  26. nyjetsfan08 says: Jun 27, 2013 7:46 PM

    Mario Williams reportedly is a Texas police officer. In case that is not correct, and certainly while he’s in Buffalo, I don’t understand why a guy his size needs to own a gun? What do you need a gun for? You’re 6’8″, just south of 300 lbs. I mean, is anyone really insane enough to mess with you, especially there in Buffalo, New York?!? I really don’t get this gun obsession that USA has.
    ___________________________________

    I’m pro gay marriage and I don’t get the obsession the USA has with what amounts to 3% of the population either. Hey wait, I know, maybe it has to do with the fact that both things involve rights that the government tries to restrict/control?

    You are entitled to your decision not to own a firearm. I’m guessing you’d be ok with putting a sign outside your house saying you don’t have any just to make sure everyone knows about your decision.

    I don’t care that Mario has done this even though it’s in poor taste. I just roll my eyes. But if he is a police officer I would hope whichever jurisdiction he represents would have a problem with it. An officer of the law shouldn’t do that in a public forum.

  27. When Houston drafted Mario i thought he was a smart young man but don’t know whether its the money or his genes but he has turned out to be a complete idiot glad Buffalo has him all he is a distraction

  28. Mario has something from the Houston Police Dept. don’t know exactly what he is but he bought and donated new cars for them and they gave him something that was back before his brains got all twisted up

  29. Inever said he couldn’t play football there is more to life than football he has the brains of a billy goat

  30. To the stupid jets fan (i suppose i should be more specific, plenty out there) a few posts up questioning why a 6’8″ 300lb man needs a gun. Simple, because people who aren’t nearly his size own guns. It’s called protection. Your worse than Obama

  31. I said earlier that Mario was not a cop of any kind….I have been informed he graduated on Jun 8,2013 with preferential a treatment and a lot help from a 6 month Lone Star College Law enforcement program in 3 months. He still is not employed as a law enforcement peace officer anywhere in the state…. go back to kissing his butt John Hallman…he is still a lousy DE…with his mental state and penchant for fast cars and unlicensed handguns how long will he keep his certification? just asking

  32. Mario bought the Houston Police patrols cars with part of his signing bonus they made him honorary something i think but you can get the Texas Peace officers certificate without being a cop

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