Jayson Williams crashed his black Mercedes Benz SUV into a tree at around 3:15 Tuesday morning. The former New Jersey Net player was exiting the FDR Drive in Manhattan when he crashed into a tree. He is in stable condition at Bellvue Hospital.
People who witnessed Jayson Williams crash informed police that Jayson was the only person in the car. Witnesses reported that they saw Williams move from the drivers seat into the passenger seat before police arrived. When police arrived on scene, Williams was sitting in the passenger seat of the SUV. Williams reportedly told police that he wasnt driving at the time of the crash. Police are investigating whether or not alcohol played a factor in the crash.
Williams retired from the NBA in 2000 after a broken leg that he couldnt recover from. He was suspended from a job as an NBA analyst for NBC after a shooting incident. In that incident, Williams had been handling a shotgun when it fired one shot that struck and killed a limo driver, Costas Christofi.
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Apparently, Jayson Williams is not willing to accept responsiblity for ANYTHING...EVER! He's a danger to himself and everyone who comes in contact with him.Surveillance video from the scene shows Williams -- who was not paralyzed -- sliding over from the driver's seat right after the crash at East 18th Street and Avenue C, sources said. No one else was seen leaving the car, sources said.
The sad thing is I thought he did a great job during his brief stint as a NBA analyst.