Sep 22, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams (19) reacts to a play against the New England Patriots during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers fined Mike Williams $200,000 for missed meetings, blowing off rehab in 2013


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are trying to turn their culture around and totally erase the bad taste the Greg Schiano era left in their mouths. But while the team’s former head coach shoulders a lot of the blame for the things that went wrong in 2013, so too do the players.

Josh Freeman was infamously cut for being a lazy quarterback, and today we learned that he wasn’t the only guy missing meetings in Tampa Bay. According to The Pewter Report, wide receiver Mike Williams was fined over $200,000 in 2013 for showing up late to meetings and for missing scheduled rehab visits after the suffered a midseason injury.

Williams’ behavior over the last two months of the season that it was deemed immature and unprofessional as he accumulated several fines totaling more than $200,000 for either being late to mandatory team meetings or missing those meetings and scheduled rehab days for his torn hamstring during the 2013 season.

This might give fans an idea of why Williams never healed up from his man string injury he suffered, an injury that ultimately saw him deactivated and placed on IR.

What all of this means is that Williams is now a candidate to be cut over the offseason. His work ethics has been repeatedly called into question, and a new regime might mean a quick exit for Mike Williams in Tampa.

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