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Police: Witnesses, evidence contradict Williams' story



ORLANDO -- Sworn statements from witnesses and evidence collected by investigators contradict the story that Bucs receiver Mike Williams told police about how he was stabbed in the thigh by his brother at his home in Avila on Sunday night, a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said Monday afternoon.

Williams, 26, was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph's Hospital and treated and released for his injury Sunday, and an arrest warrant was issued for his brother, 23-year-old Eric Baylor, on a felony count of aggravated battery/domestic violence. Police aren't saying yet what Williams' account of the injury was, but reported Monday that Williams told police he was "stabbed accidentally ... during a wrestling match."

Bucs general manager Jason Licht said Monday that 18 hours after the incident, the team has yet to hear from Williams, despite reaching out to him with their primary concern being to verify his safety. Licht said he is still collecting facts and does not want to comment until he knows more as to what exactly happened.

[Last modified: Monday, March 24, 2014 5:22pm]


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