By Tom Krasniqi
There's a new sheriff in town for the Buccaneers, and he's not liking what he sees from wideout Mike Willams.
New Bucs head coach Lovie Smith was asked about Williams and his off the field issues and Lovie didn't hold back.
"We're disappointed in some of the off the field issues that have come up," Smith said on Thursday from the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. "We just won't put up with it, it's as simple as that."
Strong words indeed from Lovie as Williams has reportedly missed some team meetings and rehab appointments. The Buccaneers wide receiver also faces misdemeanor criminal mischief and trespassing charges stemming from an incident that took place in December in Hillsborough County. Williams will be arraigned on February 24th.
The recent troubles regarding Williams has to be a huge concern for the Bucs, who handed him a 6-year extension worth $40-million last year. Lovie made it clear that it's his way-- or the highway.
"Coming in new, you have to kind of set your program up on how you're going to do things and that takes a while to get that done," Smith said. "Just him as a football player, he's like the rest of the team-- saw some good things that he did but there are things that he needs to improve upon also."
Williams should consider himself on notice. Lovie means business.
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