Mike Williams’s brother turns himself in on stabbing charge

AP

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.

25 responses to “Mike Williams’s brother turns himself in on stabbing charge

  1. 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

  2. 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…

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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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