Mike Williams faces trespass, criminal mischief charges

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Bucs wide receiver Mike Williams gets to introduce himself to a new coach and a new General Manager with some old criminal charges.

According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, Williams has an arraignment on Feb. 24 on misdemeanor criminal mischief and trespassing charges. The charges stem from an unspecified incident in December.

“We have spoken with Mike Williams and the local authorities regarding the charges that have been filed against him,” the Bucs said in a statement. “All of our players are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the high character and moral responsibility that we demand as representatives of the Buccaneers organization.”

Williams missed the last 10 games of 2013, after being placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. He signed a six-year, $40 million extension last offseason.

While he entered the league with character questions (which caused him to fall to the fourth round), but hasn’t had any issues since a 2010 DUI charge was dismissed.