Nope, this isn’t the one involving Richard Sherman after the Wild Card game. It’s another one. Of course, it has to be another one…
According to a report from 106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen, Redskins left tackle Trent Williams has withdrawn from this Sunday’s NFL Pro Bowl due to an altercation that required stitches. The details of said “altercation” have yet to be disclosed.
Based on the fact that the words “altercation” and “stitches” appear in the same sentence, I’m going to go out on a (very thick, very safe and sturdy) limb and guess that Williams got in a fight with somebody.
This wouldn’t be the first time that Williams has run into trouble in his three-year NFL career. The previously-mentioned quarrel with Seahawks corner Richard Sherman pairs with a suspension Williams faced last season after testing positive for recreational drugs.
It’s a real shame that these two incidents occured when they did, as it seemed that Williams was just starting to turn the corner. His improvement this season was incredible, and his temper had seemed to be better-controlled. But at this point, it sounds like coach Shanahan may need to have a little talk with him. This can’t keep happening.
Minnesota Vikings rookie left tackle Matt Kalil will replace Williams, giving the Vikings seven players on the NFC roster.