Two weeks ago I wrote, “This Richard Sherman video reveals Trent Williams is insane.” Turns out that may’ve been foreshadowing (via @granthpaulsen):
Sources: Trent Williams was involved in altercation last night resulting in him needing stitches, being pulled out of Pro Bowl.
Considering the season he’d just had, that’s a damn shame. He’d bounced back from drug suspension in 2011 to emerge as a team leader and one of the best left tackles in football. Yet here he is closing out the campaign by shoving a dude in the face after a playoff game and reportedly getting cut up before the Pro Bowl game.
And who gets in a fight in Hawaii? That’s only allowed if you’re trying to surf North Shore and some locals treat you like a haole.
Either way, it’s not what you want to hear about the second-most valuable player on your roster. Get right, Silverback.
Update: Adam Schefter shares info from Honolulu PD of “a large affray at a night club,” including that “Williams is not a suspect” and “he got stitches in his head and was tasered.” The NFL says he’s a victim of assault.
Update No. 2: Schefter story for ESPN.com has this incredible passage:
Trent Williams [...] was Tasered in the back and cracked over the head with a champagne bottle during the melee yet still did not fall to the ground, sources say.
“It was like he was Jason on ‘Friday the 13th’ — man just wouldn’t go down,” one source said of the 6-foot-5, 318-pound Williams.