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Cops: NFL star Mike Williams stabbed in leg by brother

TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams was reportedly stabbed in the thigh at his Florida home Sunday afternoon, reports CBS affiliate WTSP. Police are saying that the NFL star's brother is to blame.

Deputies arrived at the 30-year-old Williams' home Sunday and found him suffering from a stab wound to his left thigh, according to WTSP. Detectives say that Eric Baylor, Williams' brother, stabbed Williams with a kitchen knife. A warrant has been issued for the man's arrest.

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Authorities outside the home of Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams on Sunday, March 23, 2014.
CBS affiliate WTSP
The Buccaneers wide receiver, who is facing trespassing and criminal mischief charges stemming from an unrelated incident in December, was treated and released from the hospital following the incident. WTSP reports that Williams has had multiple domestic problems in the past, such as damaging a neighbor's property.

"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," said a statement released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers regarding the stabbing. "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."

Anyone with information about the suspect should call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200. People can also contact Crime Stoppers with information about the identity and whereabouts of the suspect at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637) to be eligible for a cash reward.


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