It appears as tho Mike Williams’ perceived antics off-the-field finally crossed the line in December, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ young receiver is facing criminal charges, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Greg Auman reported on Saturday that Williams has been summoned to court later this month to face charges of criminal mischief and trespassing which came about due to an unknown incident in December.
Earlier this year, it was reported that Mike Williams frustrated his former bosses with his “off the field antics” which included “being a rapper” and “not posting football related content on Instagram.” And while those things weren’t enough to let go of WIlliams, a return to having a criminal record will start to get the front office members thinking about how to move on from the polarizing receiver.
As we saw with Eric Wright, the Buccaneers have a history of writing in clauses to contracts to allow a quick out if the player is involved in a criminal proceeding. Williams has a trouble passed that is littered with “near misses” including dropped charges and multiple suspensions during college.
Williams is now on thin ice, as there’s a clear difference between having run-ins with the law and simply having hobbies off the field. It will be interesting to see how the Bucs’ new staff deals with Williams and his teammate Akeem Spence, who was also arrested this offseason.