'Suicidal' Ex-NBA Star Jayson Williams Hospitalized

He will undergo psychological evaluation
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2009 12:19 PM CDT
Billy Martin, attorney for former NBA star Jayson Williams, gives closing arguments during Williams' manslaughter trial in Somerville, NJ,on April 26, 2004.   (AP Photo/ Ed Pagliarini, Pool, File)
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(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. The former Nets and 76ers player has had brushes with the law in the past.

Earlier this year, Williams' estranged wife claimed he once threatened to kill her and their daughters. In 2002, Williams was accused of shooting and killing a limo driver. He was acquitted of most of the charges but faces a retrial for reckless manslaughter. (Read more Jayson Williams stories.)