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Former NBA player arrested in Raleigh bar fight

Posted May 25, 2009

— Police arrested former NBA player Jayson Williams at about 1:45 a.m. Monday after a fight broke out at the Ugly Monkey club, 101 S. Harrington St.

No one was hurt in the fight, officers said.

Former NBA player arrested in Raleigh Former NBA player arrested in Raleigh

Williams, 41, was charged with one count of simple assault, and he was released on $1,000 bond at about 4:30 a.m.

He has had several previous run-ins with the law.

In 2002, he was accused in the shooting death of his limo driver. He was reportedly playing with a shotgun when it went off.

He was convicted of trying to cover up the shooting, but a jury deadlocked on a manslaughter charge against him.

In April, New York police officers used a stun gun on Williams after reports that he was suicidal and violent.

During his NBA run, he played for the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Nets.


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  • 4lilboys May 26, 2009

    He is starting to act like OJ. GO SOMEWHERE, SIT DOWN & BE QUIET!

  • Duke _Nukem May 25, 2009

    Welcome to Raleigh Mr. Williams. Grow up and act like an adult or leave please.

  • r u crazy too May 25, 2009

    There was a Duke player, Jason Williams, who when he went pro changed his name to "Jay Williams", mainly in order to avoid being confused with this Jayson Williams. Jayson has been in numerous law issues for years.

  • foetine May 25, 2009

    Jayson Williams played for St. Johns - quit spreading your anti-Coach K hatred with lies.

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  • jockeyshiftspringer May 25, 2009

    Nice, here is a guy with "several previous run-ins with the law", "convicted of trying to cover up the shooting" of his limo driver, "playing with a shotgun", "suicidal and violent" and we let him just walk out with a $1000 bail. What am I missing?

  • FE May 25, 2009

    raysson - ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE NOT the Duke player.

    Please get your facts straight!


  • agentm May 25, 2009

    people how stupid can you be bev has nothing to do with this ....

  • foetine May 25, 2009

    "It goes from bad to worse with this guy." I think the Limo driver had it worse than whatever guy decided to get into a fight with Williams.

  • TheBullCity May 25, 2009

    There was a Jason Williams that played at Duke not too long ago, but it's not this guy. This guy played at St John's a long time ago.