Former Syracuse wide receiver on life support after construction accident in Florida


New York Construction Report staff writer

Former Buffalo Bills and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams is reportedly on life support after a construction accident in Florida.

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up for the family and Williams’ father Wendell Muhammad shared details of the Sept. 1 incident in which his son was hit on the head by a steal beam, causing a “massive” head injury.  While some published reports said that Williams has died, these have not been confirmed.

Williams was rushed to a nearby hospital in Tampa where he “never gained consciousness,” according to his family.

“As a result of this accident, there was swelling on his brain and swelling on his spinal cord that was ruptured,” his father said. “These injuries resulted in complete paralysis in his right arm as well as his lower body from the waist down.

“I would like to thank each and every one of you in advance who are willing to help,” Moore wrote. “I am asking that you lift my son up in prayer and to pray for all of his family and loved ones during this difficult time.”

Williams was working at the construction site at the time of the incident, according to his family.

“Dang man hurts my heart seeing the news of my former teammate and Buccaneers 2010 draft class brother Mike Williams,” ex-Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy wrote on X. “Always great energy, brought joy and laughter to the locker room and a heck of a player!! Prayers and blessings to his family!!”


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