Why Is Mike Williams Ducking The Bucs?

March 24th, 2014

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Now Joe’s not going to be an idiot and want to nail Bucs receiver Mike Williams to a tree because he was stabbed in his own home yesterday by his brother, allegedly, who remains on the run from the law.

Williams is a victim. He was home — not fighting over some chick in a bar at 3 a.m.

No, Joe is not disturbed by this. Why should he be? But there is something raising Joe’s antennae; it appears Williams is trying to hide from the Bucs for some odd reason.

Bucs beat writer Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times writes that the Bucs have tried to contact Williams to offer their well wishes on a speedy recovery. But, per Auman, Williams isn’t picking up the phone.

@gregauman: Bucs GM Jason Licht says neither he nor Lovie Smith have talked to Mike Williams since he was stabbed in thigh Sunday. Tried reaching out.

Now this is odd. Why would Williams avoid his employer like this? This is strange.

No, Joe cannot get worked up over a victim being stabbed in his own home. But not picking up the phone when your employer calls, or not returning calls, that just seems weird and, frankly, reinforces all the negative stuff that has been floating around about Williams since he was placed on the injured reserve list.

39 Responses to “Why Is Mike Williams Ducking The Bucs?”

  1. tmaxcon Says:

    joe, i am normally a fan… you are my 19th favorite blogger on the net that being said the way you toss around victim in relation to a dumbARSE move by 19 is a disgrace to real victims…

  2. Bucs Fan Since '76 Says:

    Were Mike and Freeman friends? Sounds like both are suffering from some kind of mental meltdown. If so, they need help. Hope they get it before it’s too late.

  3. Orca Says:

    Joe is not disturbed by the stabbing incident? WTF? When was the last time Joe was stabbed in the leg at home? Seems like when you’re trouble, you invite trouble. This should disturb Joe, and any Bucs fan, for that matter. Would be nice to see MiWi get his sh*t straightened out – he always seemed like a decent guy in interviews.

  4. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:


    Keepin it classy. I know they say stay out of the clubs, but, why do I suspect that MW simply brought the club atmosphere to where he lived? I’m not sure that’s the idea behind the advice.

  5. Westsidebucsfan Says:

    I agrees with you tmaxcon 100%. Stop making excuses for the kid and connect the dots already.

  6. Architek Says:

    Told y’all last night – this is the end for this trash. He will be gone soon so hope you can do something with your jerseys…

  7. Chef Paul Says:

    Just gets worse and worse. This is the first time in my life I thought the assailant and the victim were both turds.

    Hiding from the Bucs. Allegedly
    Lying to the cops. Allegedly.

    My father taught me at a young age, when you have a laundry list of bad decisions, you lose the benefit of the doubt.

    Sorry Mike, You’ve lost the benefit of the doubt in my eyes.

  8. Joe Says:


    You and Joe have totally different definitions of “victim.”

    Yes, a guy who requires hospitalization after being knifed in his own home by a guy on the run from the cops with a warrant for his arrest is generally not considered an “assailant.”

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Chef Paul

    Absolutely…..Mike is a victim of his brother and his own reputation…..it needs to stop.

  10. tmaxcon Says:


    come on now man. victim infers some sort of “innocence” when you surround yourself with questionable characters (family included) and bad stuff happens you lose the right to sympathy thus are no longer a victim but a participant. I am a heartless arse myself who feels the majority of people “play the victim card” versus taking personal responsibility for their actions and the actions of those they choose to be around. I’ll still buy Joe another beer and shot on his birthday but we are going to have to agree to disagree on the usage of victim in this case.

  11. AC DB Says:

    Just met tiquan underwood at the international plaza
    The guy is super nice and well rounded
    Wish mike Williams was the same

  12. unbelievable Says:

    “Lying to the cops. Allegedly.”

    Do you think he really wants to the throw his own brother in jail / prison ? Would everyone on this board be so quick to toss their own family member in jail, or the ramification that go along with that for the rest of your life?

    Stabbing someone is seriously f’ed up, don’t get me wrong. But everyone here is acting so outraged that he might have told the cops the were horsing around, as a means to possibly keep him out of the justice system.

    Of course I’m just speculating here, but I’m truly surprised by the lack of support from all you “fans”…. especially before we know any actual facts.

  13. Mr. Patrick Says:

    Has anybody considered that maybe the brother was defending himself?

  14. tmaxcon Says:


    its more likely they were trying to protect their meal ticket

  15. tmaxcon Says:

    where is 19s agent????

  16. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    Stabbing a wide receiver in the leg? That’s like breaking the fingers of a surgeon. Brother?? please, he can rot in jail.

    MW is caught up in keeping it real. He needed to leave that stuff behind and become an actual professional. Some people just don’t have it in them.

  17. Westsidebucsfan Says:

    Maybe it was a “stand your ground” case and mw is to blame.

  18. Chef Paul Says:


    You are absolutely correct in my eyes. That is something I would have done for my brother too.

    However, that’s just one example of the bad decisions he has made. If you put them all together from the past few months, he lost the benefit of the doubt. A flood don’t start from one drip of the faucet. But when the drips just keep on coming, a flood happens.

  19. Bobby M. Says:

    He’s got to get his story right with his brother and attorney/agent before giving the Bucs a briefing.

  20. OB Says:

    Joe if the Bucs listed Williams as unable to play due to non football injury, would they have to pay him anything?

    I ask because we and the Bucs don’t know what the extent of his injury is, but is this a possibility and so is behavior that violates his contract is that another reason to dump him and his payment?

  21. tmaxcon Says:


    you just moved up to number 18… the singer of GWAR died… R.I.P. Oderus Urungus

  22. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    It’s not a bad decision. Mike has a right to NOT press charges. As far as “avoiding the Bucs” he was probably given medication that makes him sleep. It hasn’t really been that long since it happened or since he was released from the hospital. There is plenty going on.

    Family comes first regardless. That’s actually a good thing. The Bucs can wait to have an extended converation.

  23. BoJim Says:

    Man. There sure are a lot of PI’s around these parts. Get stabbed? Hang him.

  24. tmaxcon Says:

    bonzi, your defense of 19 is absolutely BLIND…. Patterns of behavior do matter. Also, not sure when you received your law degree but with the domestic battery charge or any felony for that matter the police do NOT need Williams to press charges. It will be the Sate of Florida versus Baylor not MW vs Baylor… I suppose he and the guests who obviously are fine upstanding citizens have the right to LIE to police… i would be very surprised if some sort of perjury or obstruction of justice charges do not come from this. even when family is involved that does not give you the right to lie to police.

  25. unbelievable Says:

    tmaxcon, that is certainly possible. They could be covering for him on the request of MW19, who knows. I’m sure it was more than just rough housing, I think we can all agree on that. It is even possible MW19 was the aggressor, though I’m think he has any history that indicate this?

    However I would not judge someone for trying to play down the incident to the cops in order to lessen the severity of the possible punishment his brother might face. It is family after all. But like I said before, we are all just speculating.

    For me, I’m not getting worked up about past reports that he had some parties or noise complaints. He’s a young, single guy with a lot of money. It’s pretty much the norm for athletes, especially the younger guys that are single. Don’t get me wrong, I think they are grossly overpaid and many live way too reckless of lifestyles in general, but it’s kind of the norm. As long as rehab is being taken seriously and his heart and mind are still focused on bucs football, that’s all I care about. If this no longer the case, then we have an issue..

  26. tmaxcon Says:


    i agree with you completely. in my opinion he knew he was on notice and needed to keep his nose clean and by not staying out of the news he has demonstrated his and the happy slashers actions he does not care about his career or how his actions cause harm to team.

  27. gt40bear Says:

    Look, money makes people more of what they already are…issues existed before the draft about 19 and all of this crap since is combining to prove that. I was and to some extent still am willing to let things run their course for one more season to see if Lovie can whip him back into shape. He’s a good #2 but he’s got to straighten his ass out. No, getting stabbed in his own home is not a crime but this is just another layer in his poor decision cake. Wake up Mike before your career is in the dumpster!

  28. MTM Says:

    So long Mike Williams. Hello DeSean Jackson. The timing couldn’t be better.

  29. snook Says:

    Well wishes on your rap career!!!

    Cut this turd. Is there any more Raheem turds that need to be flushed? Thought we got them all……

  30. Alex Says:

    At lease he has street credit for his rap album now…Lying to cops and gettin shanked

  31. Kevin Says:

    Not worried about it? I disagree. It still is pretty sad. How do you get stabbed in the leg in your own home? By bringing the nonsense to your house!!!!! Just because he’s not out and about doesn’t mean he doesn’t deserve the heat. If he were at a night club at the exact same time and got stabbed by the same individual it would be a different story right? Wrong…he’s an idiot. This proves he’s an idiot. I believe you are who you surround yourself with. when I finally decided to grow up and get away from all the crap I did when I was younger I left the scene for good. Tried to take anyone with me I could and those who decided to stay on the same path I haven’t spoken to since. Seems to me like it’s time to cut the guy. Hopefully this is a way to avoid the cap hit and bring desean jackson over to tampa when he is released.

  32. kh Says:

    Just how long is your leash for Mike Williams Joe? No matter what he does you give him a free pass. The accumulation of facts points to the unfortunate truth that he is a complete moron.

  33. Joe Says:

    Just how long is your leash for Mike Williams Joe?

    When he begins to put others’ lives in danger or is charged with felonies or gets slapped with a suspension, then he is a determent to the team and needs to go.

    So far, despite all the wailing, Joe has not seen Williams charged with a felony, put someone’s life in danger or get suspended. Perhaps Joe is missing something?

    Having a mattress in the front yard or playing loud music or having a grease fire in the kitchen doesn’t quite equate in Joe’s eyes rabbit-punching a cabbie while going 65 down the interstate or shooting a pistol in an otherwise quiet neighborhood or being unable to put the bong down and getting suspended each season.

  34. unbelievable Says:

    @Alex, I had the same though, street cred for his rap career! hahaha

  35. unbelievable Says:


  36. ed Says:

    It obvious he hasn’t been watching the example that Vincent Jackson sets. He’s a real professional, Mike Williams is still juvenile.

  37. kh Says:

    So we should wait till Mike Williams gets busted on a felony then you’ll be concerned. Why should Lovie or Licht wait when all signs point to that being a matter of if not when?

  38. Bucsnbeer Says:

    I think folks are getting caught up over the word “stabbing” without really seeing it. No doubt this is another bad sign, but he’s young and it’s not a choir they’re running here. He gets a couple more chances in my book..

  39. pick6 Says:

    why would someone duck the employer that is willing to pay them $40 million over a 6 year period provided they are a productive football player and a grown man? immaturity comes to mind