Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams was set to make his first Pro Bowl appearance in just his third year in the league. That was, until someone decided to try to take down the 6-foot-5, 325-pound big man.
Williams was reportedly enjoying a night out at the club in Holulu when he was hit over the head with a champagne bottle and tasered. He received seven stitches on his head.
Captain Andrew Lum, Office of the Chief, Honolulu Police Department, recounts the event:
“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 will watch the game from the sidelines now, but according to Yahoo! Sports, he will receive full credit for the Pro Bowl since it is believed that he was the victim in the occurrence.
Williams will dress for the game, will recieve a full player’s share, and will be credited for the appearance, lending credence to the notion that the league thinks he’s in the clear in a criminal sense. He will be replaced in the game by Minnesota’s Matt Kalil, bringing the Vikings’ total number of Pro Bowlers to seven.
Adam Schefter sent out the following tweets on the news: