NFL Player Trent Williams Out Of Pro Bowl After Assault At Nightclub
Washington Redskins offensive lineman Trent Williams
Washington Redskins offensive lineman Trent Williams will miss the Pro Bowl, which is scheduled for Sunday night, after being hurt in a nightclub fight, early on Friday at the "M" Nightclub in Honolulu, Hawaii.
NFL officials say that the 24-year old Williams, the 4th-overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma, was hurt in the fight, which injured three men and sent two to the hospital.
Officials say one man was arrested, and five more are under investigation, but Williams is said is said to not be under any current or pending investigation into the brawl.
Williams, who was scheduled to appear in his first Pro Bowl, and was among a group of NFL players at the club, reportedly received stitches, after being hit by a champagne bottle.
The NFL, in a statement released Friday night, said Williams “was the victim of an assault at a nightclub in central Honolulu early this morning and another individual has been arrested. Due to an injury sustained during the assault, he will not play in the Pro Bowl and has been replaced by Matt Kalil.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.”
Williams will be replaced on the NFC roster by Minnesota Vikings' rookie offensive tackle Matt Kalil.