Jayson Williams

Basketball Player

Jayson Williams 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 and was released in April 2012.… Read More

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  • Ex Nba All Star Jayson Williams Charged With Drunken Driving
    Fox News - Feb 04, 2016
  • National Invitation Tournament
    Fox News - Apr 05, 2013
  • From First Round Pick To Felon
    CNN - Jul 01, 2012
  • Williams Tries To Put Fatal Shooting Behind
    The Brownsville Herald - Jun 20, 2012


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1968 Birth Born on February 22, 1968.


1990 22 Years Old Williams was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the first round with the 21st pick of the 1990 NBA Draft. … Read More
1992 24 Years Old 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.
1996 28 Years Old 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. … Read More


1998 30 Years Old Williams also received his first and only All-Star game selection, playing in the 1998 NBA All-Star Game.
Williams' career came to a sudden end on April 1, 1999 after he broke his right leg in a collision with teammate Stephon Marbury in a game against the Atlanta Hawks. … Read More
2000 32 Years Old In 2000, he married Tanya Young; they are divorcing. … Read More
2002 34 Years Old On February 14, 2002, 55-year-old limousine driver Costas "Gus" Christofi was shot and killed at Williams's estate in Alexandria Township, New Jersey. … Read More
2004 36 Years Old In April 2004, Williams was acquitted of the more serious charges against him, but the court's jury deadlocked on a charge of reckless manslaughter. … Read More
2006 38 Years Old On April 21, 2006, a Hunterdon County appeals court ruled that Williams could be retried on a reckless manslaughter charge stemming from the shooting death of Christofi. … Read More


The New York City Police Department (NYPD) reported on April 27, 2009, that Williams was stunned with a taser in a New York City hotel by members of the NYPD after reports that Williams had become suicidal and violent. … Read More
2010 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Williams was charged January 5, 2010 with driving while intoxicated after an early morning accident in lower Manhattan, in which he crashed his Mercedes into a tree.
…  He served an 18-month prison sentence and was released in April 2012. … Read More
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