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Glazer: Williams distracts, overshadows Bucs' good



ORLANDO -- Bucs receiver Mike Williams was the victim Sunday night in the stabbing that sent him to the hospital and had his brother in jail Tuesday morning and facing a felony charge of aggravated battery.

But Bucs co-chairman Joel Glazer, speaking with the media at the NFL owners meetings, said the team is continuing to investigate what happened Sunday and doesn't like the continued distractions Williams has caused with off-field problems this offseason.

"It's one of those things that's ongoing. It's not something we'd like to be part of the organization," Glazer said. "It distracts from the team and the positive things we're doing. It's something we're monitoring and getting more information. We'll see where it all goes."

Glazer said the team's reputation within the Tampa community is very important, and a few actions can take away from the positive deeds done by most Bucs players.

"As an organization, we have put a real emphasis on off-the-field activities, what we expect of our players," he said in response to a question about Williams. "We expect nothing but the highest standards. We're going to stick to that. We want to be an organization the community is proud of. We have a lot of good players doing a lot of great things. What this does, what any bad news does, is overshadow all the great work, all the hard work of all the other players. We have 50-some-odd players doing great things. We'd rather that be the focus."

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 3:07pm]


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