A former NFL star who earned nearly $12 million throughout his career in football has passed away suddenly after a horrific accident at a construction site.
36-year-old Mike Williams was a former wide receiver who played for the likes of Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Buffalo Bills, and Kansas City Chiefs during his five years in the NFL.
In 2010, six years before retiring from football, Williams was drafted by the Chiefs with whom he struck a four-year contract that saw him rake in millions of dollars.
It was now reported that Williams had recently been working at a construction site in Florida where a steel beam allegedly collapsed on his head, leaving the footballer with severe head injuries that proved fatal.
The athlete’s death was originally reported by reporter Jon Scott.
Earlier, Mike’s father, Wendell Muhammed, launched a GoFundMe post in which he asked for financial help so that he could travel to see his son in the hospital.
As Muhammed explained in his original post, the former footballer’s brain and spinal cord swelled up after the incident. He was allegedly also paralyzed from the waist down and in his right arm.
According to Muhammed, the accident took place on September 1. Two days later, on September 3, Williams was placed in an induced coma after suffering breathing difficulties and passing out.
While the hospital hoped to wake the 36-year-old from a coma on September 6, he sadly succumbed to his injuries before.
Williams was best known for his five-year career in the NFL and his three seasons with Syracuse back in his college days.
During his years in the NFL, the footballer scored 26 touchdowns and made 223 receptions with 3,089 receiving yards.
Our thoughts remain with Mike’s loved ones during this challenging time.