Jayson Williams

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Ex-NBA Star Gets 5 Years in Death of Driver

Victim's family complain that Williams has been 'partying around'

(Newser) - Jayson Williams was sentenced to 5 years in prison today for accidentally shooting and killing a limousine driver in 2002. The 42-year-old former New Jersey Net, who must serve a minimum of 18 months, tearfully apologized to the family of Costas “Gus” Christofi. “I pray that today brings... More »

Ex-NBA Star Jayson Williams Gets 18 Months in Driver's Death

Shotgun blast killed chauffeur in 2002

(Newser) - Former NBA star Jayson Williams pleaded guilty today to aggravated assault charges stemming from the 2002 accidental shooting death of limo driver Costas Christofi at Williams's New Jersey estate. Under a plea deal, Williams will serve at least 18 months. The former Nets star faces myriad other legal troubles, including... More »

Ex-NBA Star Cops Plea in 2002 Shooting

Jayson Williams averts retrial, expected to serve 18 months

(Newser) - Former New Jersey Net Jayson Williams has agreed to a plea bargain in the 2002 shooting death of a limo driver and the subsequent attempt to cover up his involvement. Under the deal, he will plead guilty tomorrow to aggravated assault, receive a sentence of 3 years, and serve a... More »

'Suicidal' Ex-NBA Star Jayson Williams Hospitalized

He will undergo psychological evaluation

(Newser) - Former NBA star Jayson Williams was hospitalized after acting "suicidal" and "violent," the New York Post reports. Police officers used "an electrical device" to subdue Williams, who had barricaded himself inside a New York hotel room. He was taken to a hospital for a psychological evaluation.... More »

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