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Trent Williams Attacked In Honolulu Nightclub Early Friday


(Originally posted 1/25/13, 5:05 p.m.; Updated 1/25/13, 11:33 p.m.)

Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams was attacked at a nightclub early Friday morning in Honolulu, where he was preparing to play in the Pro Bowl on Sunday.


According to Honolulu police, three men were assaulted after an altercation broke out shortly after 1:30 a.m., with two requiring medical treatment at a local hospital and a third requiring treatment. One person was arrested and charged with third-degree assault; the police are continuing to conduct an investigation into the incident and expect to charge others with second- or third-degree assault.

A person familiar with what happened said Friday night that Williams was amongst those requiring medical treatment. That individual, who didn’t want to be identified because of the nature of the investigation, said Williams had a glass bottle broken over his head inside the nightclub.

The Honolulu police declined to provide additional details on the altercation, citing a department policy to provide arrest records only in person and not electronically.

It is unclear whether the 6-foot-5, 325-pound Williams will be amongst the individuals charged, though the NFL released a statement Friday night in which it considered Williams a victim.

A third-year veteran, the left tackle was selected to play in the Pro Bowl for the first time on Sunday. He has been replaced on the NFC’s roster by Minnesota left tackle Matt Kalil, but will be permitted to be on the sidelines and in jersey and will be paid for his appearance.

Washington will be represented by three other players on the NFC team, all linebackers: London Fletcher, Ryan Kerrigan and Lorenzo Alexander. Fletcher and Kerrigan were selected last week when San Francisco won the NFC championship, making Patrick Willis and Aldon Smith ineligible to play. Alexander was chosen as a special teams player when rosters were announced in late December.

Quarterback Robert Griffin III was also selected to play in the game, but will not do so because of a right knee injury and was replaced by New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.

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