Monday, April 27, 2009

Jayson Williams

Yes, it's the Jayson Williams you're thinking of. The former New Jersey Net was arrested and hospitalized this morning after tearing up a hotel room and acting "violent" and "suicidal." So he's not doing well? Police were called to a Manhattan hotel at 4:00 a.m. after Williams trashed his room and then barricaded himself inside.
Oh and here's a fun fact that you may have forgotten about—Williams never actually served time for accidentally shooting his limo driver and then trying to cover up it. Neat, huh? (He still faces a re-trial on manslaughter and the obstruction charges, but the shooting took place over seven years ago. So no rush!) You would think that not going to prison even though you killed a guy would leave a man pretty chipper, but I guess the heart works in mysterious ways.
Jayson Williams was Tasered by police Monday morning in his Manhattan hotel room after the troubled former hoopster became suicidal and violent, police sources said. Williams, a charismatic New Jersey Nets center who stood trial for shooting his chauffeur, was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, sources said. Police were called to the Hilton Battery Park City at 4 a.m. after hotel officials described a disturbance in Williams' room, the sources said. An aggressive Williams, 41, trashed his room, forcing Emergency Service Unit officers to subdue the former All-Star with a Taser gun, sources said.

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