Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams was reportedly taken to the hospital on Sunday after being stabbed in the thigh.
Williams was stabbed during an altercation at his rental home in Tampa Bay, Fla., the Tampa Bay Times reports. The 26-year-old was hospitalized and treated for a minor laceration.
His brother, Eric Baylor, 23, is the prime suspect in the stabbing. “We are trying to get in contact with the brother to see exactly what happened,” Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Cristal Bermudez Nunez told the Times. “Witnesses said they were horsing around, but the brother was not on the scene when we arrived.”
Local police have issued a warrant for Baylor’s arrest. He faces charges of aggravated battery and domestic violence. Additional detail on the stabbing incident is not yet available.
In a statement released Sunday, Buccaneers officials addressed the ongoing investigation into the Williams stabbing. “We are aware of the situation that occurred at the residence of Mike Williams and are working with him and the authorities to get additional information,” the statement read, via ESPN. “While we have limited knowledge at this time, our primary concern is for the safety and well being of all involved. We will refrain from further comment until we can get a better understanding of the situation.”
For Williams, Sunday’s incident is just the latest in a series of off-field trouble. The Syracuse University product currently faces misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and trespassing after he threw a series of house parties that allegedly caused $43,000 worth of damage to the area, ESPN notes.
Williams signed a six-year, $40 million contract extension with the Buccaneers last June. He battled injuries in 2013, catching just 22 passes for 216 yards in limited action.