A night club incident has caused Redskins left tackle Trent Williams a shot to play in Sunday’s Pro Bowl for the NFC.
Reports from the NFL confirm that Williams was a victim during a fight early Friday in Hawaii. In that fight, Williams was struck with a champagne bottle and Tasered according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
“Trent Williams was the victim of an assault at a night club in central Honolulu early this morning and another individual has been arrested,” an NFL spokesman said. “Due to an injury sustained during the assault, he will not play in the Pro Bowl and has been replaced by Matt Kalil. Trent is still a member of this year’s NFC All-Star team and will be on the sidelines this Sunday wearing his jersey. He will be credited with a Pro Bowl appearance and receive a full player’s share.”
There’s another statement out there – this one from the Honolulu Police Department, as they also are confirming the incident and that Williams was not the person that started the fight.
“At 1:30 am this morning, Honolulu Police Department (HPD) officers responded to a report of a large affray at a night club in central Honolulu,” the HPD said. “Three males were injured during the affray. Two were treated and released from the hospital, and the third male declined treatment.
“One male was arrested for Assault in the 3rd Degree and additional arrests are likely. The HPD has opened an Assault 2nd and four Assault 3rd investigations. The investigation into these offenses continue.”
As stated above, Vikings rookie tackle Matt Kalil will take Williams’ place, and the Redskins tackle will be present at the game.