Redskins’ Trent Williams will miss Pro Bowl after being assaulted at night club
Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams will miss his first Pro Bowl after being injured in a fight at a central Honolulu night club early Friday morning.
The 6-foot-5, 325-pound Williams required stitches after being hit in the head with a champagne bottle and was also tasered, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
According to a statement from the Honolulu Police Department, two other men were injured in the incident. One male was arrested for third-degree assault, while the HPD is investigating five other assaults.
An NFL spokesman also released a statement, according to ProFootballTalk:
“Trent Williams was the victim of an assault at a night club in central Honolulu early this morning and another individual has been arrested,” an NFL spokesman said. “Due to an injury sustained during the assault, he will not play in the Pro Bowl and has been replaced by Matt Kalil. Trent is still a member of this year’s NFC All-Star team and will be on the sidelines this Sunday wearing his jersey. He will be credited with a Pro Bowl appearance and receive a full player’s share.”
The 24-year-old University of Oklahoma product just completed his third NFL season after being drafted by the Redskins with the fourth overall pick in 2010.