Trent Williams Reportedly Pulled out of Pro Bowl Following Altercation

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IJanuary 25, 2013

Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams was reportedly involved in an altercation on Thursday night that left him with a wound requiring stitches. He will miss the 2013 Pro Bowl as a result, according to Grant Paulsen of 106.7 THE FAN in Washington, D.C.

Paulsen tweeted the following on Friday:

Sources: #Redskins LT Trent Williams was involved in altercation last night resulting in him needing stitches, being pulled out of Pro Bowl.

— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) January 25, 2013


UPDATE: Friday, Jan. 25 at 10:10 p.m. ET by Michael Moraitis

We're finally getting the details of the altercation involving Williams, the left tackle for the Redskins, per Adam Schefter of ESPN:

Captain Andrew Lum, Office of the Chief, Honolulu Police Department: "At 1:30 am this morning, Honolulu Police Department (HPD) officers responded to a report of a large affray at a night club in central Honolulu. Three males were injured during the affray. Two were treated and released from the hospital, and the third male declined treatment. One male was arrested for Assault in the 3rd Degree and additional arrests are likely. The HPD has opened an Assault 2nd and four Assault 3rd investigations. The investigation into these offenses continue." Williams is not a suspect and was one of the people injured. He got stitches in his head and was tasered. 

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UPDATE: Friday, Jan. 25 at 9:48 p.m. ET by Ryan Rudnansky

Backing up Pro Football Talk's previous report, Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted on Friday:

Trent Williams will receive his Pro Bowl game check, be on the sideline in his jersey on Sunday, and will get credit for the appearance.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 26, 2013


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UPDATE: Friday, Jan. 25 at 9:20 p.m. ET by Ryan Rudnansky

Williams is being called a "victim" in the altercation on Thursday night, according to Pro Football Talk. He reportedly wasn't at fault.

Williams is expected to attend the Pro Bowl but won't play due to his injury.

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Minnesota Vikings rookie offensive tackle Matt Kalil will reportedly replace Williams, according to

Congratulations to @mattkalil who has been selected to his first Pro Bowl replacing Washington Redskins Trent Williams!…

— Minnesota Vikings (@VikingsFootball) January 25, 2013


Williams, the No. 4 overall pick of the 2010 NFL draft, was named to his first career Pro Bowl this season. He played a big part in protecting dual-threat quarterback Robert Griffin III and opening up running lanes for both Griffin and running back Alfred Morris. The Redskins gave up a respectable 33 sacks in 2012, while leading the league in rushing yards per game (169.3).

This is certainly not the kind of news anyone wants to hear in D.C. after such a promising season that saw the Redskins catapult to the playoffs with a 10-6 record.

Of course, trouble is nothing new for Williams. He was suspended for four games for testing positive for marijuana in December 2011. He reportedly tested positive 10 times in October and September of that year (via Pro Football Talk).

"I don't want to be known for the guy who failed multiple drug tests. That is me, in a sense. It did happen. I embrace that wholeheartedly. That happened, but I have an opportunity to change it, and that's what I want to do," Williams told the Associated Press after his suspension.

Well, even if Williams has gotten past his previous suspension, it looks like he still has some other issues he has to deal with.

You can only hope that the 24-year-old Texas native gets his act together and doesn't jeopardize the strides he's made on the field.


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