BY: John Mamola
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams season ended abruptly in 2013 missing the final 10 games of the regular season with a hamstring injury, but his offseason has not gotten off to the start he imagined. As first reported by Bay News 9, Williams is facing misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and trespassing from a December incident.
Bucs WR Mike Williams is now facing misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and trespass from a December incident. http://t.co/U14VjvzKYW— Greg Auman (@gregauman) February 8, 2014
The Buccaneers released a statement to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times stating:
"We have spoken with Mike Williams and the local authorities regarding the charges that have been filed against him," the Bucs said in a statement issued by director of communications Nelson Luis. "All of our players are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the high character and moral responsibility that we demand as representatives of the Buccaneers organization."
Williams finished the 2013 season with 22 catches for 216 yards and two touchdowns before being placed on season ending IR missing the final 10 games. Williams signed a six year, 40 million dollar contract extension with the Buccaneers in July.
Williams is due in Hillsborough County court on Feb 24th.