Back when Brandon Marshall was with the Denver Broncos, he suffered a major arm injury in the 2008 offseason. First, he said he slipped on a McDonald's wrapper and put his arm through a television. Eyes rolled all around. Later that story became that he put his arm through the TV wrestling with a family member. The whole ordeal was ridiculous and the stories were impossible to believe.
A few years later, there's a bit of deja vu with another NFL receiver.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Mike Williams was stabbed in the leg at his home last weekend, apparently by his brother. And now here's the Brandon Marshall McDonald's wrapper twist ... it was just an accident during a wresting match. Again ... an accidental stabbing during a wrestling match. That's the story Williams is giving the cops. Fox Sports 1's Mike Garafolo reported that story:
Source said TB WR Mike Williams told cops he was stabbed accidentally by brother during a wrestling match. Police confirm that's his story.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 24, 2014
There's probably a reason Garafolo sounds skeptical on that one, and that's because it's crazy to believe that's what happened.
I'm not sure how many grown men wrestle around for fun, and I can give you my estimate on how many grown men wrestle around with knives.
UPDATE: The police aren't buying the story, either. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is treating the issue as a domestic dispute and have offered an arrest warrant for Williams' brother Eric Baylor on a felony count of aggravated battery/domestic violence.
Williams was already on thin ice with the Buccaneers for some off-field concerns, and this whole incident won't help matters. No matter the outcome it serves as a good lesson for us all: If you're a high-level professional athlete who decides to wrestle with your brother, make sure you stay safe and tell him to put the knife down first.
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