The NFL and the Honolulu police department have issued statements confirmning that Williams was a victim in a nightclub incident. See our story on CSNwashington.com for details.
Trent Williams will not be playing in his first Pro Bowl on Sunday.
The Minnesota Vikings posted this announcement on their website:
Minnesota Vikings tackle Matt Kalil has been named to his 1st Pro Bowl replacing Washington Redskins T Trent Williams who will not be able to appear due to injury. The rookie out of Southern California started in all 16 games this season including the Wild Card Playoff in Green Bay.
Grant Paulsen of 1067 The Fan reported that Williams was involved in an altercation last night and needed stitches, prompting his withdrawal from the game.
Update: Pro Football Talk is reporting that Williams was a "victim" in the altercation and that he will be on the sideline with the NFC team for the game. The report says that others have been arrested in the incident.
Local authorities in Hawaii are expected to release a statement on the incident at some point.
A further update via Twitter from Adam Schefter of ESPN:
Sources at Pro Bowl say Redskins OT Trent Williams was "a victim." He suffered stitches in his head, got tasered but league believes he acted accordingly at nightclub fracas. Honolulu police have not returned telephone calls, though it is expected to release a statement on the situation.
Williams started all 16 games last year but he did battle knee and thigh injuries all year. His withdrawal leaves the Redskins with three Pro Bowl representitives in linebackers London Fletcher, Ryan Kerrigan, and Lorenzo Alexander (Alexander was chosen as the special teams player).