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Mike Williams’s brother turns himself in on stabbing charge

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Eric Baylor, the brother of Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams, has surrendered to police on a charge that he stabbed Williams.

Williams was stabbed at 5 p.m. on Sunday, and when officers arrived in response to a 911 call, Baylor had fled. Baylor surrendered at 10 p.m. on Monday.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is skeptical of the brothers’ story, which is that they were just messing around and the stabbing was accidental.

“His account is that they were horsing around in the kitchen and he fell on the knife that his brother was holding,” said Cristal Bermudez Nunez, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, told FOX 13 in Tampa Bay. “Based on what Michael Williams says happened, and where it occurred in the home, that doesn’t match up with the evidence we found at the scene.”

Other witnesses said Baylor stabbed Williams intentionally after an argument.

“They explained that . . . Williams and Baylor were arguing and that is what led up to the stabbing,” Bermudez Nunez said.

Baylor is charged with aggravated battery and domestic violence.

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25 Responses to “Mike Williams’s brother turns himself in on stabbing charge”
  1. floratiotime says: Mar 25, 2014 6:52 AM

    Hahaha Bucs …. hahaha.

  2. psly2124 says: Mar 25, 2014 6:54 AM

    No surprise. Jealous brother wants mo money. TNB

  3. hodag54501 says: Mar 25, 2014 6:59 AM

    Dear Mike,
    You have been given the keys to the kingdom, something millions of young men would give up much to have: a spot on an NFL roster. You have the prospect of giving yourself enough money to live on comfortably for the rest of your life. You automatically have the respect of people who work hard each day just to survive for a small percentage of what you make.
    You are throwing it all away because you can’t see the truth of your situation which is right in front of you. Now when a family member is about to face the court system because of your lifestyle, isn’t it time you realized that you are going down the wrong path?

    Sincerely,

    A spectator to the spectacle

  4. ravenswhat says: Mar 25, 2014 7:04 AM

    What an absolute punk. And some brother that guy.

  5. staffordcalvinbush says: Mar 25, 2014 7:11 AM

    He ‘fell on a knife’? I’ve never done that before but I can only imagine the results would be much worse then a cut in his thigh.

  6. brettfavresmidget says: Mar 25, 2014 7:14 AM

    Probably arguing about the availability of Desean Jackson.

  7. thegonz13 says: Mar 25, 2014 7:19 AM

    Williams fell on a knife. Sure he did… just like the one-time Chilean president who committed suicide by shooting himself in the back 14 times.

    Both are plausible…

  8. briscocountyjr says: Mar 25, 2014 7:20 AM

    I think theyre making this bigger than it is. They admitted they were wrestling around and Williams fell on the knife, I just dont see the point of pushing this farther.

  9. orivar says: Mar 25, 2014 7:22 AM

    That’s a terrible story. Just terrible. I mean if that was the case why involve the cops in the first place?

    Sounds like Mike believes in loyalty but bro, your ‘bro’ stabbed you. Time to cut ties before the dead weight drag you down too.

  10. warhawk137 says: Mar 25, 2014 7:37 AM

    I always use that one. “Yes officer, he fell on my knife forty-seven times.”

  11. bunjy96 says: Mar 25, 2014 7:55 AM

    My 2 year old can think of a better one than that.

  12. bearfan4life says: Mar 25, 2014 7:57 AM

    Wonder what they were arguing about to make him stab his super rich brother. Don’t know bout you but I’m not trying to derail my money train

  13. evilglazers666 says: Mar 25, 2014 8:11 AM

    Neither the coach nor the GM reached out to Mike in the hospital. This shows the true character of the new Bucs staff.

  14. Nic says: Mar 25, 2014 8:18 AM

    Bye bye Mike, his production on the field comes nowhere near what he’s worth off it. Other Bucs fans will surely be up in arms when Lovie eventually releases him because they’ve come to accept offensive mediocrity in the name of “Buc Ball” and they embrace players who have no business being on the field. Williams had his chance to be a #1 wide receiver in 2011 and he failed miserably. With a deep draft of WRs, the writing is on the wall.

  15. spoilerfutbol says: Mar 25, 2014 8:18 AM

    “Now destroy the security videos!!”
    Aaron hernandez, always a step ahead

  16. mrdry14 says: Mar 25, 2014 8:28 AM

    It was just a ‘love stab’.

  17. doctorrustbelt says: Mar 25, 2014 8:50 AM

    Low character, productive NFL player, syracuse product mike williams brother… NOT fat, high character NFL draft bust USC player mike williams brother.

  18. cubano76 says: Mar 25, 2014 8:56 AM

    Wasted talent. Sad.

  19. ctiggs says: Mar 25, 2014 8:57 AM

    Who stabs their brother!!!!

  20. n0hopeleft says: Mar 25, 2014 9:01 AM

    I’ve beaten my brother to within an inch of his life during sibling rivalry. Stabbing your own brother?

    COME ON MAN!

  21. 4allintensivepurposes says: Mar 25, 2014 9:30 AM

    Sign his brother up. He seems to be an elusive runner that you can get on the cheap right now.

  22. kneelbeforesod says: Mar 25, 2014 9:41 AM

    I miss the ol’ days when Buccaneers dueled with sabres instead of kitchen utensils.

  23. astrategyexpert says: Mar 25, 2014 9:42 AM

    This clearly was not an accident. First of all, don’t horseplay in the kitchen with knives. They are sharp and dangerous. And second, if your brother falls on the knife you were holding, you call 911. You don’t run away and hide out for 29 hours. The evidence doesn’t seem to support an accidental stabbing.

  24. bradkaz96 says: Mar 25, 2014 11:25 AM

    His brother must not have liked the new Bucs uniforms either.

  25. gburr75 says: Mar 25, 2014 11:28 AM

    Talks of cutting him? For this? Mike’s situation is extremely fixable. And Lovie’s ‘no BS approach is whats needed. As a team, we need Mike and his talents. Hopefully Lovie will get through to Mike and get him focused on football.

    Cause at $1.8m in salary this year he’s an absolute bargain. Through his first 4 years in the league he’s averaged 825 yards and 7 TDs a season (last year extrapolated for the injury…noting those 6 games were some of the worst offensively for the team. Those numbers put him at 38th and 23rd respectively for the league last year (including TEs). That’s solid #2 numbers.

    2010 – 964 YDS 11TDs
    2011 – 771 3 TDs
    2012 – 996 9 TDs
    2013 – 216 2 TDs

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