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Matt Williams’ car hit by a guy fleeing the cops as Williams gives a radio interview

May 7, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

UPDATE: And now we have audio:

8:55 AM: The headline pretty much says it all. I haven’t heard the audio yet, but in the meantime:

The Nats have an early game today, so presumably he was on his way to the ballpark. We’ll post some audio when it starts to circulate. Assuming everyone is unharmed, anyway. Not really all that interested in posting audio of someone getting whiplash or worse.

But assuming no one was hurt, I think it is probably worth asking if Williams praised the guy who hit his car for his hustle in fleeing the cops.

  1. goskinsvt - May 7, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Here’s the audio:

    Starts at 8:20

    • natstowngreg - May 7, 2014 at 12:22 PM

      Thanks. And, nice to meet you at Nats Park last night.

      • goskinsvt - May 7, 2014 at 12:59 PM

        You too!

  2. chacochicken - May 7, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    For the record, he was changing lanes haphazardly without a turn signal. I thought he’d give me some credit for hustle.

  3. onbucky96 - May 7, 2014 at 9:28 AM


    • kelsocarpenter - May 7, 2014 at 10:58 AM


  4. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 7, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Isn’t giving a radio interview while driving pretty much the definition of “distracted driving?”

    • drewsylvania - May 7, 2014 at 10:05 AM

      Came here to post this exact thing. Being rear-ended probably isn’t his fault here. Nevertheless, it’s never a good idea to concentrate on something else while driving. We’re entirely too laissez-faire about driving in general.

    • natstowngreg - May 7, 2014 at 12:20 PM

      If he was in DC at the time, it’s also illegal.

      • paul621 - May 7, 2014 at 5:01 PM

        Even if he using bluetooth or some other type of hands free phone?

      • natstowngreg - May 7, 2014 at 7:32 PM

        Good question. I would think the point is to prevent folks from driving distracted, so any phone usage while driving would be a violation. But I don’t know for positive.

  5. luz56 - May 7, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    And who said Williams couldn’t walk and chew gum at the same time?? After he left AZ we are still stuck with two of the stooges

  6. infieldhit - May 7, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    At least now when he gets those scratches out, he can point to the real value of grit.

  7. binarymath - May 7, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    Probably the only time in his entire life that Matt Williams was on the front end of a hit-and-run play…

  8. blovy8 - May 7, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    Seems like the hit and run never works out for him.

  9. billgatesbarber - May 7, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Praised him for his hustle! Hilarious! Craig you take the comedy to far!

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