The center of attention in Tampa in recent weeks has been wide receiver Mike Williams, who made headlines for facing criminal charges stemming from an incident in December. Williams was already in the spotlight after reports surfaced that he may or may not have been fined for missing meetings he may or may not have been required to attend, but the criminal charges were a serious matter for the former Syracuse star with a slightly concerning history.
According to the Tampa Tribune’s Roy Cummings, Williams’ charges stem from damaging another persons’ front door and entering the property without permission.
The door in question belonged to a female, Gabrielle Edwards, who is named in the report, and there are no further details as to Williams’ intentions for breaking the door and entering the property.
Williams will face these charges later this month in court, which include misdemeanor criminal mischief and trespassing.
This isn’t the first time Williams has been involved with the police, as he was arrested for DUI during his rookie season. Those charges were dropped, so he’s never been found guilty of a crime as a Buccaneer. That’s why it’s a bit premature to dismiss Williams based on these latest charges, but it’s bad timing to run into legal issues with a new GM and coach in town.