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Jayson Williams

Jayson Williams (born February 22, 1968) is an American former professional basketball player. Standing 6 feet, 10 inches tall, he played for the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association. In 2010, he pled guilty to assault in the shooting death of a limousine driver. He served an 18 month prison sentence. Williams was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the first round with the 21st pick of the 1990 NBA Draft. His draft rights were thereafter traded by the Suns to the Philadelphia 76ers for a 1993 NBA first-round draft choice on October 28, 1990. After two seasons as a bench player with the 76ers, Williams was traded to the New Jersey Nets for conditional draft choices on October 8, 1992. While with the Nets, Williams only earned 12 starts in his first three seasons with the team before finally earning a full-time starting position in the 1996–97 NBA season. The following season, Williams had a career year, leading the league in offensive rebounds and offensive rebound percentage while also finishing the season in the top five in total rebounds, rebounds per game, total rebound percentage and offensive rating. Williams also received his first and

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Jayson Williams Blasted When He Crashed

Jayson Williams Blasted When He Crashed

Jayson Williams' blood alcohol level was .24 -- 3 times the legal limit -- when he crashed his SUV last week ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.Williams was arrested for DWI after his vehicle… READ MORE >

Jayson Williams Cops Plea in Shooting

Jayson Williams Cops Plea in Shooting

Former NBA star Jayson Williams -- who is being retried for allegedly killing his limo driver -- dodged a bullet himself by copping a plea. Williams, who was being retried for reckless… READ MORE >

- 1690 days ago
Jayson Williams -- Ordered to SCRAM

Jayson Williams -- Ordered to SCRAM

Disgraced NBA star Jayson Williams will have a shiny new accessory for the winter season -- an alcohol monitoring anklet. Williams just faced a judge in NY -- via a video conference -- in his DUI… READ MORE >

- 1694 days ago
Witness: Williams Drove into Oncoming Traffic

Witness: Williams Drove into Oncoming Traffic

Jayson Williams drunkenly drove across four lanes of oncoming traffic before smashing his Mercedes into a tree earlier this week -- this according to a witness whose testimony is being used in… READ MORE >

- 1694 days ago
Jayson Willams Arraigned Live from Hospital

Jayson Willams Arraigned Live from Hospital

Jayson Williams will be arraigned Thursday morning -- from his hospital bed, law enforcement sources tell TMZ.Williams is still in Bellevue Hospital's criminal ward recovering from serious… READ MORE >

- 1694 days ago
Jayson Williams -- Caught on Tape

Jayson Williams -- Caught on Tape

Jayson Williams was driving the SUV that crashed early this AM, and there's video to prove it ... this according to law enforcement sources.We're told in addition to video, there are independent… READ MORE >

- 1696 days ago
Jayson Williams Suffers Fractured Neck

Jayson Williams Suffers Fractured Neck

Jayson Williams fractured his neck in a car accident this morning ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.We're told Williams is in the prison ward in the emergency room at Bellevue Hospital Center… READ MORE >

- 1696 days ago
Ex-NBA Star Slams Into Tree, Arrested for DWI

Ex-NBA Star Slams Into Tree, Arrested for DWI

Former NBA star Jayson Williams was arrested on suspicion of DWI early this morning -- after his SUV struck a tree in Manhattan around 3:15 AM.Williams, whose vehicle careened into a tree just off… READ MORE >

- 1696 days ago
Jayson Williams Arrested for Unloading on a Guy

Jayson Williams Arrested for Unloading on a Guy

Former New Jersey Nets star Jayson Williams is in trouble yet again -- he was arrested in North Carolina early this morning for allegedly serving a guy a knuckle sandwich in a late night bar… READ MORE >

- 1922 days ago
Jayson Williams' Attorney: He Was Not Suicidal

Jayson Williams' Attorney: He Was Not Suicidal

We just spoke to the attorney of Jayson Williams -- the former New Jersey Net that was tasered early this morning after an alleged NY hotel freak-out. He's playing down the cops' claims that… READ MORE >

- 1949 days ago

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