By Tom Krasniqi
It's been a bizarre offseason for Mike Williams and the Buccaneers would love nothing more than to have his off the field incidents subside.
The troubled Bucs receiver took a step forward on Thursday when he settled his criminal mischief/trespassing case in Hillsborough County. Williams was charged with two misdemeanor counts stemming from a incident at his ex-girlfriend's house in December. Authorities says Williams nearly banged down her door, causing it to come off the hinges. Williams' mother was with him at the time. Williams says he wanted to retrieve some of his things that were in her apartment. Williams was not arrested at the time.
The Tampa Bay Times reports Williams has agreed to enter a misdemeanor intervention program. If he completes it, then the charges will be dropped. Williams has also agreed to pay restitution to cover the damages for the door.
It's been a hectic week for Williams. He's recovering from a stabbing incident that took place last Sunday at his home. His brother, Eric Baylor, surrendered to police on Monday and has been charged. The judge ordered Baylor to stay away from Williams.
Bucs head coach Lovie Smith is planning a face-to-face meeting very soon with Williams. It appears Williams still has a spot on the team. For now.