Eric Baylor Surrenders

March 25th, 2014
Mike Williams' brother, Eric Baylor's mugshot.

Mugshot of Eric Baylor, Mike Williams’ brother.

The brother of Bucs wide receiver Mike Williams and the same man accused of knifing Williams Sunday afternoon has turned himself in.

Eric Baylor, who has been a fugitive from the law since the incident happened, walked into the Orient Road jail in Tampa and surrendered, documents Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times.

Baylor faces a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon/domestic violence and was held overnight with no bond. He turned himself to police at 10 p.m. and was booked at 11:40, listing himself at 6 feet and 280 pounds. Williams had been treated and released from St. Joseph’s Hospital with what was said to be a relatively minor laceration.

Police spent hours at Williams’ home in Avila on Sunday night, and interviews with several witnesses and evidence collected contradicted Williams’ version of the incident, which had suggested the stabbing was accidental.

Baylor, who had a felony warrant of aggravated assault charge issued against him, was alleged to have stabbed Williams with a kitchen knife. Williams claimed it was an accident while horsing around. The cops, based on evidence and sworn statements, believe that is horses(p)it.

Joe’s going to guess the cops will get to the bottom of the story shortly.

13 Responses to “Eric Baylor Surrenders”

  1. lurker Says:

    thanks for the update.

    so he was just protecting his family. who wouldn’t?

  2. gatrbuc17 Says:

    Why would I want to comment on this?
    That is unless im trying to feed the media

  3. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “so he was just protecting his family. who wouldn’t?”


    I would probably draw the line on protecting my family with them stabbing me with a kitchen knife, but that’s just me. I do see your point and agree that’s probably what he’s doing. Once he gets cut, he’s going to want to stab his brother in the leg for costing him millions.

  4. Westsidebucsfan Says:

    Call me crazy but if a family member stabbed me, I wouldn’t protect/defend them. I guess I am cold hearted

  5. lurker Says:

    again, noone here knows the facts, including joe 1 and joe 2. 3 stitches is nothing. i asked an emergency nurse.

  6. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Can he play OG?

  7. lightningbuc Says:

    The tampa tribune said the 911 calls were released (2 calls were made), and in one of the calls a knife and a GUN are mentioned. Guess we’ll see.

  8. Chrisfresh23 Says:

    Cut this fool and get us D-jax.. Problem solved I tell ya… Lol

  9. BoJim Says:

    Wait guys. You are damning him with knowing the facts. Who among us hasn’t stabbed someone?

  10. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    “Williams claimed it was an accident while horsing around.”

    Joe, last I heard it was the witnesses who claimed they were horsing around. When was it reported that Williams said it?

    So far as I knew, Williams statement was not known.

  11. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Anyone ever hear of the game PIG? Just curious. Might be called something else these days.

    And where I come from, we don’t call it stabbing. We call it jabbing, slicing and dicing. 😉

  12. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Nevermind, Joe, I found where it was released.

  13. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    New details emerged in the investigation Monday evening, with deputies questioning Williams’ story.

    “His account is that they were horsing around in the kitchen and he fell on the knife that his brother was holding,” said Cristal Bermudez Nunez, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, adding there are as many as nine witnesses who have different accounts.

    “They expained that…Williams and Baylor were arguing and that is what led up to the stabbing,” she said.

    The sheriff’s office got the call at around 5 p.m. Sunday. Williams was taken to the hospital and then released with what was called “non-life threatening injuries.”

    Authorities said there are other holes in Williams’ story.

    “Based on what Michael Williams says happened, and where it occurred in the home, that doesn’t match up with the evidence we found at the scene,” Bermudez Nunez said.