Lovie Smith won’t blame Mike Williams for getting stabbed

AP

If Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams was standing at the plate with two strikes, his latest incident is apparently just a bit outside.

Bucs coach Lovie Smith indicated that being stabbed by his brother didn’t necessarily fall under the umbrella of aggravating things Williams has been doing.

The information I’ve got is that Mike is a victim,” Smith said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “You can’t blame a guy for being a victim. Hopefully, we can get past this type of thing.”

Williams has run into various and sundry distractions since signing a $40 million contrct extension, but that was given to him by a General Manager and coach who no longer work for the Bucs.

So while Smith has previously indicated his frustration with Williams’ extracurricular activities, this one apparently won’t be a last straw.