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Bucs GM Jason Licht says Mike Williams released from hospital, waiting to hear from receiver

New Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht gestures during an NFL football news conference Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. Licht becomes the fifth general manager in team history.  He takes over a team that hasn't made the playoffs since 2007
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New Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht gestures during an NFL football news conference Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. Licht becomes the fifth general manager in team history. He takes over a team that hasn't made the playoffs since 2007. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

ORLANDO, Fla. - Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht expressed concern about receiver Mike Williams during the NFL owners meetings on Monday. Williams was stabbed in the leg allegedly by his brother on Sunday. He reportedly told police the incident occurred during a wrestling match between both men.

"We’ve reached out to Mike," Licht said. "We’ve yet to hear from him. But from what I understand, he’s been treated and released, and that’s a good start. Trying to gather all the facts we can now."

Licht said he is not surprised Williams has not returned his call yet. He just wants to hear from Williams.

This is not the first time Williams has found himself in a bad situation recently. He was previously charged with trespassing and criminal mischief after having several loud parties at his home. There were many 9-1-1 calls placed because of Williams’ behavior, and he reportedly agreed to pay more than $43,000 in damages for breaking the rules of his lease.

"Disappointed that we had a player in that situation that could have been seriously injured," Licht said. "From what I understand, he’s been treated and released. Our primary focus right now is making sure he’s OK."

Williams signed a six-year deal worth $40.25 million ($9 million guaranteed) prior to last season.

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