Ex-NBA Star Jayson Williams Arrested After Fight

RALEIGH, N.C. — Former NBA star Jayson Williams is out of jail after an early morning arrest stemming from a fight outside a Raleigh nightclub.

Raleigh police said Monday that Williams was charged with one count of simple assault for punching someone in the face. Capt. T.L. Earnhardt says Williams was cooperative during the investigation and arrest.

Williams was released on $1,000 bond.

The 41-year-old is still facing retrial on a charge of reckless manslaughter in the 2002 death of his driver in New Jersey. He was convicted in 2004 of trying to cover up the shooting.

Last month, authorities in New York zapped Williams with a stun gun after a friend reported he was acting suicidal.

An attorney for Williams did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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  • by voter Location: nc on May 25, 2009 at 07:22 PM
    WITN; yeah,,,you're right again, i was perhaps a bit too assertive. still accurate however, but none the less somewhat stark.
  • by T Location: Washington on May 25, 2009 at 04:03 PM
    Sorry, but why should law enforcement "zap" him with a taser. If he wants to take the easy road, oh well. No sympathy here.BTW, he was terrible at his game. THUG, THUG, THUG.
  • by Why Location: somewhere in NC on May 25, 2009 at 10:54 AM
    Stupid is, Stupid does!
  • by reader Location: nc on May 25, 2009 at 09:07 AM
    Another one bites the dust.Here's another athlete that thinks just because of who he / she is means it's ok to do what they want....and get away with it.We'll probably walk away with a slap on the wrist. He'll be smiling the whole time, because he knows the legal system isn't going to do anything to him.Makes me sick.

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