Eric Baylor and Mike Williams fought over damaged Bentley?

Mike Williams BucsTampa Bay Bucs wide receiver Mike Williams was stabbed in the leg by his brother Eric Baylor on Sunday in what has been deemed a domestic dispute. While an arrest warrant was issued for Baylor, who later turned himself in, it remains unclear how the dispute started. One witness claims Williams and Baylor began arguing over a damaged car.

Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times shared several witness testimonies on Tuesday. William Carter, one of two men who had cleaned the carpets in Williams’ home the day of the incident, claimed Baylor had damaged a Bentley car that belonged to Williams and the back window was smashed out.

“They were arguing. Mike was mad, and they got into it,” Carter explained. “Mike wasn’t the aggressor, but I guess he was a little upset about that and he told him to get out.”

Clermon Vaughn, who cleaned the carpets with Carter, said Williams did not come home looking to pick a fight.

“He didn’t come in the house upset,” he said. “The mood wasn’t that something was about to happen. There was hollering. For a long time, they were talking back and forth to each other. Next thing I know, I see the man’s hand come out and stab him in the leg.”

Vaughn also said that Baylor appeared to be in a state of panic after stabbing Williams.

“Just pacing back and forth, like he didn’t want to do what he did,” he said. “The look in his face was a panic (like): I can’t believe I just did this to my brother.”

While we can’t confirm whether Baylor and Williams were arguing over a car, it seems obvious that Williams’ story about the two horsing around and Baylor stabbing Williams accidentally is bogus.

Eric Baylor turns himself in after Mike Williams stabbing


Eric Baylor, the brother of Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams, turned himself in on Monday night. A warrant was issued for Baylor’s arrest Monday on a felony count of aggravated battery and domestic violence after he allegedly stabbed Williams in the leg.

FOX 13 in Tampa Bay reported that Baylor was booked at around 10:00 p.m. on Monday.

The incident occurred on Sunday, and Williams claimed that his 23-year-old brother stabbed him accidentally while the two were horsing around. After speaking with witnesses and gathering evidence, police decided that Williams’ story was not credible and a warrant was issued for Baylor’s arrest.

Back in February, Bucs head coach Lovie Smith said there was a pattern of behavior emerging with Williams off the field that he does not approve of.

“Have I been disappointed in Mike Williams? Of course,” Smith said. “There’s a standard. We’re just not going to put up with it, no matter who it is. You have to be good on the field and off the field — simple as that. If you’re not doing what you need to do, one or the other, you have problems, and that’s where Mike has to take care of a few things.”

Williams signed a six-year, $40 million contract with Tampa last summer. Given some of the issues he has had off the field over the past two seasons, it would not be a surprise if the Bucs end up cutting their losses and releasing him.

Photo: FOX 13 Tampa

Mike Williams says brother Eric Baylor stabbed him accidentally while wrestling

Mike Williams BucsAs far as police are concerned, the stabbing incident that involved Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams on Sunday is a domestic dispute that ended with a violent act. As the Tampa Bay Times noted, an arrest warrant has been issued for Williams’ 23-year-old brother Eric Baylor on a felony count of aggravated battery and domestic violence.

On Monday morning, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reported that Williams told Hillsborough County police that Baylor accidentally stabbed him while the two were horsing around and wrestling. Williams reportedly did not want to press charges.

Williams was stabbed in the leg with a kitchen knife and later treated at a nearby hospital. Witness testimonies and evidence that was collected by investigators did not match up with Williams’ claim that he and his brother were simply messing around.

“We are trying to get in contact with the brother to see exactly what happened,” sheriff’s spokeswoman Cristal Bermudez Nunez said. “Witnesses said they were horsing around, but the brother was not on the scene when we arrived.”

You can understand why Williams’ story was hard to believe. If the brothers were rough-housing with a kitchen knife, they have some serious issues. And if it was simply a mistake, why would Baylor flee the scene rather than sticking around to explain what happened with Williams?

As Larry Brown mentioned over the weekend, Williams has had several issues at his home over the past few years. He has been described as a terrible neighbor who had a stripper pole in his living room and would leave the door open during parties. The bashes were so big that cars and mattresses were reportedly left on the lawn.

Obviously, there is more to the story than what Williams has allegedly told police.