Earlier today it was reported that Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Matt Kalil would be replacing Redskins tackle Trent Williams in the Pro Bowl this Sunday. A specific reason wasn’t given at the time, but the rumor was that Williams had been involved in a bar fight and a bottle was broken over someone’s head.
As it turns out, a fight did occur just after 1am Friday morning, but Williams was the victim and not the aggressor in the altercation. Honolulu police issued a statement regarding the incident the incident Friday afternoon local time.
“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. 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.”
Police say that a man was arrested but it wasn’t Williams. During the fight, Williams was beaten with a bottle, which broke over his head, and he was also tased. Adam Schefter reported Friday night that Williams was not tased by Honolulu police, rather he was tased by his aggressor. Schefter then asked a question we were all thinking.
My question: What kind of guy goes after someone as big as Trent Williams, cracks a champagne bottle on his head and tasers him? Brave dude.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 26, 2013
Williams will still receive credit for his would-be Pro Bowl appearance as a starter and will still be receiving his game check. Williams was sent to the hospital and received stitches on his head from wear the broken bottle lacerated his scalp.