Local man turned NFL player treated for stab wound

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams reacts after dropping a pass during NFL football training camp Monday, July 29, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams reacts after dropping a pass during NFL football training camp Monday, July 29, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

TAMPA, FL (WIVB) - An NFL player and Buffalo native is recovering Monday morning from a domestic violence incident.  Newspaper reports from Florida say Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ receiver Mike Williams, who attended high school at Riverside Institute of Technology in Buffalo, was stabbed by his own brother.

The Tampa Bay Times is reporting the incident happened at Williams’ home, where police have responded to multiple 911 calls in the past according to the paper. The Times says Williams was treated for a relatively minor laceration and released.

An arrest warrant has been reportedly issued for Williams’ brother on a charge of aggravated battery and domestic violence.

Williams signed a $40 million, six-year deal with the team last year. He caught 22 passes for 216 yards last season. After attending high school in Buffalo, Williams moved on to play college football at Syracuse.

The Buccaneers released a statement saying team officials were aware of the situation and were working with Williams and the authorities to get additional information.

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