Search for brother after Bucs' Williams stabbed in home - FOX 13 News

Search for brother after Bucs' Williams stabbed in home

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver was stabbed in the leg at his home in Avila, and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is pursuing charges against his brother.

The investigation into the stabbing incident continues Monday, but deputies say Williams' brother, Eric Baylor, was involved.

Baylor is facing aggravated battery and domestic violence charges. Authorities say he's from Buffalo, N.Y.

The sheriff's office got the call around 5. Williams was taken to the hospital and then released with what was called "non-life threatening injuries."

It's not the first time Williams has had problems. He faces trespassing and criminal mischief charges for an incident in 2013. He's had multiple domestic problems, including damaging neighbor's property.

The Bucs are aware of the situation and released this statement:

"We are aware of the situation that occurred at the residence of Mike Williams and are working with him and the authorities to get additional information. While we have limited knowledge at this time, our primary concern is for the safety and well-being of all involved. We will refrain from further comment until we can get a better understanding of the situation.''

Williams is not in good standing with the new head coach Lovie Smith. Asked about how concerned he is with Williams, Smith said this in February: "There's a pattern here, and it's disturbing. No one is bigger than this football team. He has to understand that."

"Have I been disappointed in Mike Williams? Of course," Smith said. "There's a standard. We're just not going to put up with it, no matter who it is. You have to be good on the field and off the field – simple as that. If you're not doing what you need to do, one or the other, you have problems, and that's where Mike has to take care of a few things."

Williams just signed a 6-year, $40-million contract last summer, but since being named head coach, Smith has made massive changes to the roster.

FOX 13's Kevin O'Donnell contributed to this report.

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