Mike Williams on thin ice with Bucs?
January, 30, 2014
By Tom Carpenter | ESPN Insider
WR Mike Williams made it through only eight games before his 2013 campaign was cut short by a torn hamstring. Apparently, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers regime under coach Greg Schiano and GM Mark Dominik was anything but thrilled with the way Williams carried himself during the remainder of the season.
"[T]he team grew so concerned with Williams’ behavior over the last two months of the season that it was deemed immature and unprofessional as he accumulated several fines totaling more than $200,000 for either being late to mandatory team meetings or missing those meetings and scheduled rehab days for his torn hamstring during the 2013 season," wrote Scott Reynolds of the Pewter Report. "... the team viewed his constant partying on Instagram as detrimental to his profession due to those missed meetings and rehab sessions."
Former GM Dominik was concerned enough about Williams' maturity issues last offseason that he left the team an out when he signed the wide receiver to a five-year, $39.6 million contract last offseason.