The Perfect Sentence For Mike Williams

March 28th, 2014

mike williams 0211Back when unprovoked Aqib Talib sat in the backseat of a taxi cruising on a Pinellas County highway and decided to start punching his cabbie in the head, Talib, following his arrest, jumped at the chance to enter Florida’s misdemeanor, pre-trial intervention program.

It’s a pretty simple deal for a first-time offender. Don’t get arrested for up to a year, attend some court-approved counseling/classes, pay for your damages and court costs, and the State will drop your charges.

Yesterday, Mike Williams accepted the same kind of deal on the misdemeanor trespassing and criminal mischief charges leveled on him last year.

Now Williams didn’t hit anyone and wasn’t hauled away in a police car to the slammer like Talib was. Williams was accused of damaging a door that took less than $200 to repair. Per the Tampa Bay Times, Williams paid for the damage at the scene and police assessed the situation and didn’t arrest him at the time. Days later, Williams got a notice to appear in court.

Williams’ charges stemmed from a December incident with his girlfriend at the time, Gabrielle Edwards. Romine said Williams was trying to get valuables from her home — and even had his mother with him at the time — but in doing so had banged on the front door hard enough to knock it off its hinges.

Williams had paid for the damages on the scene, and Romine said police arrived but did not make an arrest.

Romine said Edwards had met Williams that night at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino and attended other family events, and charges came unexpectedly and much later.

From Joe’s experience covering police issues, Joe will state that it would be standard procedure for the alleged victim in the case to agree to Williams entering pre-trial intervention, rather than having the case go to court.

Regardless, Joe’s glad this minor Williams manner ended this way. It’s the perfect sentence/order for Williams: behave immediately and don’t screw up. That’s pretty much the same message Lovie Smith will deliver Williams when the two can talk about Williams’ football future on April 7, when the Buccaneers officially return to One Buc Palace for 2014 duty.

26 Responses to “The Perfect Sentence For Mike Williams”

  1. SteveK (MGM) Says:

    Cool, hope the nonsense is over.

    Get back to giving us touchdowns and victories, Mike.

  2. Chef Paul Says:

    “but in doing so had banged on the front door hard enough to knock it off its hinges”

    That sounds like a sugar coated way of saying he kicked the door in. Either that or this ladies house needs a little hurricane proofing.

  3. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    The Big Dog listed several reasons why Williams should have fought these charges, vs pleading guilty.
    It was a good listen, but what’s done is done.
    As long as Williams behaves, all will be well.

  4. biff barker Says:

    “Knocking a door off it’s hinges is better than knocking your fiancé out!”

    Signed,

    Ray Rice

  5. biff barker Says:

    Chris, the flip side is having a judge disagree. Glad MW listened to his attorney instead of Duemeg.

  6. bubashep Says:

    As a fan, you have to decide how much you can stomach from players on a team that you root for. We all would love to have a team of full of Derrick Brooks’, Evan Longoria’s, or Vinnie Lacavalier’s – but that isn’t realistic.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    A more fitting senternce would be for MW19 to be forced to read couttless JBF articles about a QB who may (and “may” is generous) never throw a ball to him!!!

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    countless

  9. dee Says:

    This is old news

  10. Joe Dunn Says:

    biff – - good one

    Everyone else – - – please CANCEL the jail sentence/hanging/firing or whathaveyou for M Williams – - take a DEEP breath and chill the F out

  11. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    “Per the Tampa Bay Times, Williams paid for the damage at the scene…”

    That right there was an admission of guilt, so he could not fight the charges anyway.

    It sounds to me like the pair split up and he just wanted his things out of her house. I’m sure there was yelling and pounding on the door.

    It would have been smarter to call a cop and have him be there while he got his things, but then, I’m also sure the girlfriend played her role in this as well.

    No matter how thinly you cut the cheese there are always two sides.

    Williams showed class AND common sense when he paid for the damages on the scene. He should be given credit for that. It means he quickly realized he had done wrong.

    Whereas Talib would have broken windows as well.

  12. Harry Says:

    The stupid things we do involving a girl. Let it go.

    But, I have to say, I am a contractor – NO WAY anyone can “…bang on the front door hard enough to knock it off its hinges…”. Not a chance. Kick it in? Maybe, if its done really hard. But even still, on the hinge side? I still don’t think so. Something is missing in this story.

  13. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    And yes…I did use “cut the cheese” in a sentence. :)

  14. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Harry Says:
    “NO WAY anyone can “…bang on the front door hard enough to knock it off its hinges…”. Not a chance. Kick it in? Maybe, if its done really hard. But even still, on the hinge side? I still don’t think so. Something is missing in this story.”

    While I disagree that you can’t knock a door off hinges without kicking it (shoulders work too), most front doors open outward, so I see your point.

    I don’t see as it matters. Williams did not assault the girl, so he had a level of self control, especially evidenced in that he paid for the damages BEFORE the police arrived.

  15. Macabee Says:

    While not nearly the same set of circumstances, Mike Williams would be wise to take stock of the concerns surrounding the release of Desean Jackson today from the Eagles!

  16. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Yeah, I hate when I knock doors off the hinges by simply knocking too hard.

  17. Joe Dunn Says:

    Did he also knock the bottom out of it I wonder??

  18. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Desean Jackson just got released…hmmmmm?

  19. Architek Says:

    Mike Williams the avg #2 WR is old news – no one talks about him outside of a small portion of Bucs fans.

    Moving on – no one cares what happens to him. Too many positives to focus on with our team!

  20. Chef Paul Says:

    I had an epiphany today. I decided I’m tired of worrying so much about a football players character. I want BALLERS baby!!!

    Keep Mike. I dont care.
    Cut Mike, pick up Mesean Jackson. I don’t care. Unless a guy gets suspended, or has a ton of penalties, Ive decided I don’t give two figs what he does.
    Selfish contract negotiator. I don’t care.
    Lives it up with his stupid brother. I don’t care.
    Character doesn’t win championships. Ballers do.
    I don’t care about character unless you are in the Secret Service… Oops.

  21. Hawk Says:

    Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    “Williams showed class AND common sense when he paid for the damages on the scene. He should be given credit for that. It means he quickly realized he had done wrong.
    Whereas Talib would have broken windows as well.”

    Williams gave up his chance to show ‘class’ when he broke down a door, and as you stated above, by paying the damages, he can have no defense, regardless of fault or extenuating circumstances. His lawyer would raise a eyebrow at the ‘common sense’ of that action.
    By paying for the door, immediately, he showed responsibility, which, to me, is a little more important than common sense.
    Your Talib take, I agree with 100%, and would venture to guess that he wouldn’t stop at the windows.

  22. JT Says:

    Good. Now Williams can get healthy, move on and be the reliable receiver we all know and love.

  23. Joe Dunn Says:

    I am hoping for that actually – -

  24. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    Tone it down Cave Man MW19! Party hard if you must, I just don’t want to hear about it. I know the Glazersdon’t want to explain your behavior to the national media.

  25. BoJim Says:

    I don’t know why some people want to get rid of him. We are short on receivers and he’ pretty damn good.

  26. Buc Fan #237 Says:

    Showed class after he smashed in the door?

    Yeah okay.

 
 

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