Jayson Williams is arrested and hospitalized after breakdown

Police responded to the Embassy Suites Hotel in New York’s Financial District on reports of a suicidal, emotionally disturbed person that turned out to be former NBA star, Jayson Williams.  Not only was he arrested, but he had to be Tasered.  He was taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. 

Two of his defense lawyers Joseph Hayden Jr. and Christopher Adams  rushed to Williams’ bedside.  Although they insist he was not arrested, it seems like he was arrested to me.  He is awaiting retrial for reckless manslaughter for the shooting death of limousine driver Costas “Gus” Christofi in 2002.

Of course, the talk now is that this was all a ruse to delay the trial.  I don’t buy it.  Defendants are under a ton of stress at all times and sometimes, they break.  I even had a client that died of a heart attack due to all of the stress he was under.  He had no other risk factors that would lead you to believe that he could have a heart attack. 

Story is here.

Posted on May 1, 2009, in News and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Jayson Williams is arrested and hospitalized after breakdown.

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