T. Williams won't play in Pro Bowl

T. Williams won't play in Pro Bowl
January 25, 2013, 11:15 pm
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Redskins offensive lineman Trent Williams was the victim of an assault early Friday morning at a nightclub in Honolulu and, because of injuries he suffered in the incident, won't participate in Sunday’s Pro Bowl, the NFL has confirmed.

An individual connected to the assault has been arrested, according to the league. 

Although Williams won’t play, the emerging star tackle will be on the sidelines wearing his jersey during the league’s annual all-star game at Aloha Stadium. 

“Trent is still a member of this year’s NFC All-Star team and … will be credited with a Pro Bowl appearance and receive a full player’s share,” a league spokesman said.

Although the league did not release details of the injury, fellow Redskins lineman Jammal Brown wrote on his Twitter page that Williams suffered seven stitches and “He did nothing wrong.”

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the 6 foot 5, 325-pound Williams was hit over the head with a champagne bottle and tasered by the aggressor.

According to a statement released by the Honolulu Police Department, officers responded to a report of a “large” altercation at a nightclub at 1:30 a.m. Three men were injured and one man was arrested for third degree assault. None of the men were named, but the statement said additional arrests are “likely.”  

“The HPD has opened an Assault 2nd and four Assault 3rd investigations,” the statement read in part. “The investigation into these offenses continue.”

Williams will be replaced on the roster by Minnesota rookie Matt Kalil.

Two weeks ago, Williams was fined $7,875 for striking Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman in the face after the Redskins’ season ending 24-14 loss.