The annual Pro Bowl, airing live this Sunday, January 27th from Honolulu, Hawaii will have an injured player on the sideline before the game even starts.
Trent Williams, a Washington Redskins offensive tackle, was injured when a fight broke out at a Honolulu nightclub this morning.
He required seven stitches from being hit in the head with a champagne bottle and was tasered. Williams was a victim and not a participant in the altercation. This would have been his first Pro Bowl.
A league spokesman told Pro Football Talk, “Trent 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 “Due to an injury sustained during the assault, he will not play in the Pro Bowl and has been replaced by Minnesota Vikings tackle, Matt Kalil.”
NBC will air the Pro Bowl live starting at 7 pm ET this Sunday.