Early Monday morning former New Jersey Nets All-Star, Jayson Williams was tasered by NYPD officers at his Manhattan hotel room for alleged aggressive and “suicidal” behavior. According to official reports, around 4 a.m. hotel employees noticed a “disturbance” in Williams room and called for help. When police arrived they found Williams’ room trashed and barricaded from the inside. Once inside, authorities reported Williams to be violent and possibly suicidal. After a brief confrontation officers were then forced to taser the 41-year-old Williams. After which he was brought to St. Vincent’s Hospital for psychiatric evaluation.
This however is not Williams first encounter with the law. In 2002 he stood trial and was charged for shooting his limo driver with a shotgun. According to witnesses, Williams was hosting a party and had been walking around with a loaded shotgun that he had been “fooling around with” and with which he accidentally shot his chauffeur (a case reminiscent of the recently charged hit maker, Phil Spector). However, Williams was somehow able to receive a retrial, which he still hasn’t had seven years later. Nonetheless, a civil suit from the driver’s family did cost him $2.75 million.
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