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Pro Bowl player hurt in nightclub fight, police and NFL say

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 10:44 a.m. HST, Jan 26, 2013

Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams was injured in an early-morning altercation in Honolulu on Friday and will not play in Sunday’s Pro Bowl, an NFL spokesperson confirmed Friday evening.

“Trent Williams was the victim of an assault at a night club in central Honolulu early Friday morning and another individual has been arrested,” the spokesman said.

Because of the injury suffered during the assault, he was replaced by Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Matt Kalil. Williams is still a member of this year’s NFC  All-Star team and will be on the sidelines this Sunday wearing his jersey. The NFL said he will be credited with a Pro Bowl appearance and receive a full player’s share.

The assault was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter who said Williams was tasered and received a head injury requiring stitches.

In a statement, the Honolulu Police Department said, “At 1:30 a.m., Honolulu Police Department officers responded to a report of a large affray at a nightclub in central Honolulu. Three males were injured during the affray. Two were treated and released from the hospital, and the third male declined treatment. One male was arrested for assault in the third degree and additional arrests are likely.”

Williams' Redskins teammate Jammal Brown said on Twitter that Williams needed seven stitches. Brown said the fight wasn't Williams' fault and he did nothing wrong.

The Pro Bowl appearance is marking something of a personal comeback for Williams, who was suspended four games in 2011 for testing positive multiple times for marijuana. 

The 24-year-old former first-round pick in 2009 owned up to his mistake and worked to rebuild his reputation. He was elected a team captain on offense this season.

Minnesota Vikings rookie left tackle Matt Kalil was added to the NFC's Pro Bowl roster Friday to replace Williams.

Kalil was the fourth overall draft pick last April and immediately established himself as a top player at one of the game's most important positions. He helped pave the way for Adrian Peterson to rush for 2,000 yards and usually faced the opponent's top pass rusher as the protector for Christian Ponder's blind side.

He is the fourth Vikings rookie to make the Pro Bowl since 2007 and will join teammates Peterson, Jared Allen, Jerome Felton, Chad Greenway, Kyle Rudolph and Blair Walsh on this year's NFC team.

The Pro Bowl will be played Sunday at 2 p.m. at Aloha Stadium.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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hanalei395 wrote:
The photo caption......"poses with a model"......That looks like Aureana Tseu...a professional hula dancer and a former Miss Hawai'i USA.
on January 25,2013 | 07:08PM
frontman wrote:
This should put the final nail in the coffin of the ProBowl staying in Hawaii. There are many great reasons to move it but this breaks the camels back. See ya Pro Bowl.
on January 26,2013 | 05:00AM
fishwrider wrote:
Yes you're right. The only place where pro athletes go to night clubs and get in trouble is Hawaii. You are a real genius.
on January 26,2013 | 07:54AM
allie wrote:
agree..this bad game is doomed. And what is the deal with no Niners or Ravens playing as they must play in the super bowl. We are looking at many subs in this game. Bad timing of game.
on January 26,2013 | 07:55AM
fishwrider wrote:
spoken like a man who was outed a few months back pretending to be a UH coed on the internet. good job, sir.
on January 26,2013 | 08:57AM
Dizzle wrote:
What club, where, who was playing and what did the owner do? Wish someone had that info.....
on January 26,2013 | 08:06AM
mwells0525 wrote:
nothing good usually happens after midnight, to much to lose
on January 25,2013 | 07:13PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Good thing Deedy and the State Department was not in town.
on January 26,2013 | 08:00AM
bender wrote:
Haha. Good one.
on January 26,2013 | 10:38AM
false wrote:
This comment has been deleted.
on January 25,2013 | 07:21PM
bender wrote:
Neil, is that you?
on January 26,2013 | 10:39AM
Pailonao wrote:
Who tased Williams?
on January 25,2013 | 07:57PM
10sfan wrote:
Must be the cops! How many civilians carry tasers?
on January 26,2013 | 07:02AM
HD36 wrote:
Not many locals but a club owne with thousands of dollars does
on January 26,2013 | 07:36AM
HD36 wrote:
The owner of the club
on January 26,2013 | 07:35AM
tobyclairmont wrote:
What's he doing out at that hour before a game? I guess the ProBowl is no big deal.
on January 25,2013 | 09:56PM
kailua000 wrote:
game isnt till tomorrow.
on January 26,2013 | 03:30AM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Yeah, it's never their fault. Always someone else. Typical lol. Braddah got his azz kicked while throwing around his 340 lb frame. Welcome to the islands!
on January 25,2013 | 11:21PM
squidbro wrote:
Local Bros and a racist assault, no surprise here.
on January 26,2013 | 12:47AM
kailua000 wrote:
jealousy, gotta show their man hood. visitors need to watch out for local assaults at that time. visitors are on vacation, they stay up till all hours in waikiki, and like we always say nothing good happens that late in waikiki
on January 26,2013 | 03:32AM
HD36 wrote:
The owner of club M at Ala Moana blvd hit him over the head with a beer bottle and tasered him. The owner is caucasian. Jammal said it wasn't his fault.
on January 26,2013 | 07:38AM
HD36 wrote:
The owner of Club M hit him with a beer bottle and tasered him.
on January 26,2013 | 07:36AM
fishwrider wrote:
Know the facts before you post, Mary.
on January 26,2013 | 07:55AM
HD36 wrote:
No, the owner of club m who hit him over the head is cockasian.
on January 26,2013 | 07:56AM
Wardog wrote:
Haha good one!
on January 26,2013 | 08:38AM
tigerwarrior wrote:
Trent Williams' playing weight is around 6-foot-5-inches tall, weighing in at around 325 pounds--yet despite his sheer size, brute strength and athleticism--even he was no match against what appears to be 3 local dudes who appeared to have ganged up on him. So much for the Aloha Spirit LOL!
on January 26,2013 | 03:18AM
kailua000 wrote:
yeah in Hawaii its never one on one, its the local dude and their cousins, brothers, bros and any other local moke who sees a fight going on against one. from middle school up, thats the way it is.
on January 26,2013 | 03:33AM
HD36 wrote:
They used to say that about black dudes when I lived in California. lol
on January 26,2013 | 07:41AM
fishwrider wrote:
kailua000 sounds like he's been on the end of some of that whuppins.
on January 26,2013 | 08:59AM
jimbone wrote:
sounds like it, lol ^^
on January 26,2013 | 12:30PM
allie wrote:
yup..you got it
on January 26,2013 | 07:56AM
fishwrider wrote:
memories of high school, sir?
on January 26,2013 | 08:59AM
sjean wrote:
If the white guy gonna win, we all jump in.
on January 26,2013 | 08:23AM
loio wrote:
on the mainland its is sometimes referred to as "chimping out", in reference to practices amongst certain lower primates (most notably chimpanzees) to hunt in packs.
on January 26,2013 | 10:10AM
Wardog wrote:
Das why most local guys get Lickens when they go fight UFC against da haol*s...
on January 26,2013 | 12:58PM
HD36 wrote:
It was the owner of Club M who tasered him. It's illegal to carry a taser in Hawaii. Where does it appear that 3 local dudes jumped him? Sounds like you're jumping to conclusions.
on January 26,2013 | 07:40AM
peanutgallery wrote:
totally absurd story with no information. Typical
on January 26,2013 | 03:33AM
Mana07 wrote:
Yeah I'm sure this pot smoker was completely innocent...just standing there quietly, minding his own business at 130am in the night club, and suddenly...he was attacked. LOL
on January 26,2013 | 04:51AM
bigislandkurt wrote:
So true! Because pot smokers are the most violent criminals out there! Especially big, black millionaire pot smokers.
on January 26,2013 | 06:22AM
GAC wrote:
brown said it not williams fault . oh no it s never their fault . it always the other guys. i guess someone was out there that night just looking to bash some heads. professional sports totally over rated . kids look for other role models.
on January 26,2013 | 04:51AM
false wrote:
Where is "central Honolulu"?
on January 26,2013 | 04:56AM
HD36 wrote:
It was near Ala Moana
on January 26,2013 | 07:44AM
toomuchpilikia wrote:
Just one more drink please!
on January 26,2013 | 05:22AM
Psyche wrote:
"Night Club" in "central" Oahu???? Where was this? Club Electros? If so......LOL
on January 26,2013 | 05:38AM
ezridah wrote:
I wonder if he's going to complain about hawaii like the 5-0 actor did ?
on January 26,2013 | 05:43AM
Usagi336 wrote:
They should kill off Dan-O in an upcoming episode. He should be choking on some local food while the slow waiters get there late to perform the heimlich. Slow moving Emergency personnel get there too late to save him and everyone in Hawaii is late for his funeral.
on January 26,2013 | 12:29PM
dodgethis wrote:
Ha! Ha! I love the idea! Maybe the only thing I would add is a final scene where the team is at a crematorium and the camera zooms in for a tight shot and Steve says, "Cook 'em!"
on January 26,2013 | 12:59PM
dserai wrote:
Braddah, Usagi336, you so RIGHT on da money. I'm rolling on da ground. KILL Dan-O in SLOW-MO. Atta boy!!
on January 26,2013 | 10:02PM
sak wrote:
Nightclub? Central Oahu? EXOTIC NIGHTS, Strip Club? More than likely? But why the dumb locals pick on the biggest guy in the club?
on January 26,2013 | 06:11AM
hawaiinui wrote:
One word...lolo.
on January 26,2013 | 06:37AM
HD36 wrote:
It was at Club M near Ala Moana at a Pro Bowl party featuring DJ Homicide from LA. The owner cracked him over the head with a bear bottle and tasered him. No evidence that the agressors were local or that they are considered dumb by US standards.
on January 26,2013 | 07:46AM
fishwrider wrote:
Bear bottle? I thought it was a Lion bottle.
on January 26,2013 | 09:17AM
dlum003 wrote:
on January 26,2013 | 06:13AM
hawaiinui wrote:
Affray: a) Dumb drunks looking to fight and singles out one huge black dude with an attitude that matches theirs. b) The act of throwing mutlitple blows to vaious parts of the human body and when all else fails, a zap with a Taser for good measure. c) opposite of aloha.
on January 26,2013 | 06:36AM
phyllum69 wrote:
I like your description better than Wikipedia's.
on January 26,2013 | 06:45AM
on January 26,2013 | 06:17AM
Bdpapa wrote:
Knowing the night club would give us more of a clue of how things probably went. Yes, it depends on the night club.
on January 26,2013 | 06:40AM
HD36 wrote:
Club M Pro Bowl Party. DJ Homicide from LA was playing.
on January 26,2013 | 07:47AM
Bdpapa wrote:
Never heard of it, but thank you.
on January 26,2013 | 09:44AM
Usagi336 wrote:
Yikes! DJ Homicide! No wondah had trouble!
on January 26,2013 | 12:33PM
gravyallover wrote:
Goodbye Pro Bowl. the game is going somewhere where people appreciate the players....too many tough guys here to match up...all gang ties...where were the bouncers or the owners....sorry to here this kind of actions....again too, the players might be punks too
on January 26,2013 | 06:38AM
allie wrote:
dull game
on January 26,2013 | 07:57AM
puamamane wrote:
"nothing wrong"...they never do anything wrong, it's always someone else's fault. 1:30AM, c'mon.
on January 26,2013 | 06:48AM
mrluke wrote:
This story reads like it was written by someone on the mainland, with knowledge of the area. Where the heck is "central Honolulu"?
on January 26,2013 | 07:23AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Let's see... I'll take a guess that it was not Ruby Tuesday in Mililani.
on January 26,2013 | 08:37AM
dodgethis wrote:
Maybe L&L on Beretania???
on January 26,2013 | 01:02PM
Kalaheo1 wrote:
On the bright side, this time it was just a NFL player and not an armed agent with the State Dept.
on January 26,2013 | 08:42AM
cojef wrote:
Wow! Nice try.
on January 26,2013 | 10:06AM
cojef wrote:
As to the culprits involved in this melee, it could be the (3 people unfriended you) ad at the bottom of this page.
on January 26,2013 | 10:10AM
geralddeheer wrote:
Amazing. For all of you who diss the Pro Bowl...Thank you for giving up. Obviously, you don't believe in us, much less Hawaii. One week before the Super Bowl, with millions watching, many in areas with record cold snaps, you support pulling the plug. Visitors bring a lot of money, including tax revenue, to Hawaii. The Pro Bowl delivers image and advertising power with reach. Think about it, every one freezing on the continent will, at the very least, think about a Hawaii vacation. Thousands will book within 12 months. Not to mention the visitors who come here to go to the game. Agreed, particularly with this latest altercation, the Pro Bowl has problems. So, all you 'dissers' out there; why not come up with solutions? For example, rather than playing a 'bad' game, create opportunities for fun, tv-friendly events. I am old enought to remember Sports Illustrated devoting a story to a tug of war between championship teams. What about super meet and greets? What if we considered creating events with the NFL in which players and coaches would jump at opportunities to participate, rather than shy away from the exhibition football game? Look, most State and County Government Officials lack the creativity to develop high impact promotions...too many of them are holding out for some kind of kick back (legal and illegal); so we, including the business community have to carry the ball and deliver. There is so much more that we can do to create a win/win for all concerned. Stop complaining and get to work...I know I am.
on January 26,2013 | 10:15AM
paradiddle wrote:
I have a suggestion. Instead of an "All Star Pro Bowl", select players (either by coaches vote or players vote) who did not start in more than 80% of the team's regular season games. This will give these players the opportunity to showcase their abilities in a "bowl" type game and reward them for their efforts during the season as reserves/scout team members. I am sure these players will be more than happy to play good ball with the chance that their performance may propell them into a starting position or a move up in the team's line up or catch the attention of other teams who may be interested in an off season trade. JMHO
on January 26,2013 | 05:41PM
fandm wrote:
I think there's probably a bit of truth to what you are all saying...SOME sets of locals are out just for a fight; the kind who might want to test an NFLer...SOME tourists want to test the locals. Let's throw large amounts of alcohol into the equation and see what happens. Shoddy reporting by the Advertiser...which club, who tased Williams, who else was involved, etc. And that IS the beautiful Miss Aureana.
on January 26,2013 | 10:18AM
WF808 wrote:
It is easy to blame "locals" without knowing the facts. It has been reported in these comments, and elsewhere, that Trent Williams was tasered at M Nightclub at a 2 Chainz afterparty, possibly by the nightclub owner or staff. Pro Bowl players have since been advised to stay away from M Nightclub. The jury is still out on whether a "local", or a mainland FBI special agent, was the aggressor in another recent late-night altercation.
on January 26,2013 | 10:27AM
Bruddah_Shane wrote:
Locals getting all nuts against a tourist. Rough times on the Plantation. Sorta lends credence to the "Thirld World" comment that was made in connection with the Scott Caan article. Only brings shame to the other Hawaii folks leading responsible lives
on January 26,2013 | 10:49AM
HD36 wrote:
Seems like everyone has there own definition of " Locals" Is it a racial thing, like someone who has part Hawaiian blood, or is it a skin color, like brown to dark brown, or is it residency, that you've lived here for more than a year, or is it just the "look" of some people that gives them that local status.
on January 26,2013 | 12:00PM
Anonymous wrote:
Born and raised in the Downtown area HD36. But it's refreshing that someone whipped out the race card as quick as you did. Stand proud son.
on January 26,2013 | 12:08PM
HD36 wrote:
I thought those people are called "Townies"
on January 26,2013 | 02:23PM
awahana wrote:
Pro Bowl?
I don't even watch the Super Bowl anymore.
Good time to go shopping or to the beach!
on January 26,2013 | 10:57AM
Bdpapa wrote:
Yup, in the old days I take the wife and kids to the beach, have some fun. They drop me off at a party, go home, take a nap. When party pau, and I ran out of beer, they pick me up and go home.
on January 26,2013 | 02:00PM
pridon wrote:
SA was afraid to mention the name. If at M as one blogger suggests, it is at Restaurant Row in what was Studebakers in the 90's. In reading Yelp, some comments on Yelp are very negative toward M. Ope poster states that her boyfriend was mugged by security. NFL players might have drifted down there after the block party where the lunch wagons gather on Fridays. If the owner did do the taser and the beer bottle hit, I suspect he's going to face a lawsuit, even if the cops don't charge him with assault and having an illegal weapon. Liquor board should go after his liquor license base upon operating a public nuisance. SA should report the facts, who what when where etc. Who were the other victims? Where it was aand what the police report said. What lazy reporting.
on January 26,2013 | 04:13PM
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