The Scene At The Williams KnifingMarch 26th, 2014
In a story you will certainly want to click on and read, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times spoke with alleged witnesses at the scene of the crime at Bucs wide receiver Mike Williams’ house, when his brother, Eric Baylor, allegedly knifed Williams.
Auman paints a picture of a serene, lazy Sunday afternoon. Williams had hired a maid and a carpet cleaner to work for him in the exclusive Avila neighborhood, while “at least six” others, including Baylor, lounged inside watching the Kentucky-Wichita State game.
Williams had arrived home in pleasant mood, shook hands and smiled with the cleaners, thanking them outside his residence for doing a good job. But Williams’ mood quickly turned upon entering his home, perhaps still angered that his brother, Baylor, had recently damaged Williams’ Bentley. The two began “hollering” at one another, which escalated into a physical altercation where witnesses claim they saw Baylor plunge a pairing knife blade into Williams’ thigh.
“It went in him pretty good, I believe, from the amount of blood that was shooting everywhere,” said Vaughn, who said Williams yelled to him to “call the ambulance and call the police.”
Williams, 26, was rushed outside the home, and a friend who had been hanging out at the house took off his belt to apply a makeshift tourniquet to Williams’ left leg. The knife had punctured him in the thigh, just above the knee. Vaughn ran to his truck for a first-aid kit and towels to apply pressure.
“We pressed down hard on it until the ambulance got there,” said Vaughn, 39, who had never encountered such an emergency in 14 years of cleaning carpets.
Joe listened to Bucs general manager Jason Licht on SiriusXM NFL Radio last night and he mentioned that, yes, Bucs coach Lovie Smith spoke to Williams and believes Williams indeed was a victim of an ugly crime, a crime that sent him to the hospital for treatment.
Also last night, Baylor was sprung from the Orient Road jail in Tampa after posting $1,000 bond.