HoopsHype Jayson Williams rumors


July 18, 2011 Updates

VH1 is currently filming Basketball Wives: LA, and the latest addition to the cast is Tanya Williams, the estranged wife of controversial former NBA star, Jayson Williams. Tanya told Page Six: “I signed on to participate in the show to elevate the negative perception…that [it] is purposely filled with flighty, overly emotional and senselessly dramatic women.” DrJays.com Live

July 8, 2011 Updates

In a Nets locker room filled with zany personalities, he was the voice of reason. When Rick Mahorn and Jayson Williams would take turns teasing Armen for his wardrobe or his Gumby haircut, Gilliam would smile and ignore them. When Derrick Coleman uttered his now infamous "Well whoop-dee-damn-do" line after Kenny Anderson blew off practice and headed for a strip club, Armen would roll his eyes at his young, immature teammates. New York Daily News

May 20, 2011 Updates

The estranged wife of incarcerated ex-NBA star Jayson Williams received minor injuries last week after she and a $12,000 golf cart tumbled to an Okatie road from a moving trailer. Tanya Young-Williams told Beaufort County Sheriff's Office deputies May 10 she saw Charles Houston and Michael Walters outside her Berkeley Hall home loading her golf cart onto a trailer, according to a sheriff's office incident report. islandpacket.com

May 19, 2011 Updates
February 1, 2011 Updates

Somehow, in between the first trial and his more recent legal troubles, (Jayson) Williams found the time to record a reality show ... er, movie, except it's still called a show. Behold the trailer for "Off Track: The Reality Show Movie," a rambling set of interviews in which Williams travels the country on a luxury train and interviews old friends like NBA stars Charles Oakley and Anthony Avent (sporting the greatest hat I've ever seen) and pop stars like Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block and Chris Kirkpatrick of 'N Sync. If those names don't make you buy a copy, then the rudimentary train animations in the trailer certainly will. "Off Track" definitely looks like it provides as many laughs as any reality show movie project starring a convicted felon. Would you like to see Williams try to ride a horse? Or fly a plane? Or smack Anthony Avent in the face? Then you're in luck. The film is available for purchase on Amazon.com. As the product description says, "The only thing that will not go off track during this hilarious laugh out loud reality series are the wheels of the train." My sides are already splitting! Yahoo! Sports

December 2, 2010 Updates

Inspiraional speaker Tanya Young Williams, ex-wife of one-time basketball hotshot Jayson Williams -- who reportedly attempted suicide, was a bad boy, fatally "accidentally" shot his limo driver Costas Christofi in 2002, currently residing in prison -- is out with the self-help workbook, "I'm Tired! Carry Your Own S#!T!" Subhead: "Oops, I mean bags." Subsubhead: "A 7 Day Journey to Peace, Passion & Purpose." About its inelegant title: "I went back and forth with that. If it loses some audience, I thought, 'Well, this is for real.' With him I was in a negative situation. Physically, emotionally tired. So I needed to help myself and others by lightening our load on a fast track. A detailed tool for how I crawled out of anxiety. "I wrote what I felt. I started two years ago with pen and pencil when I filed for divorce. It's no memoir. I offer exercises I'd done for years to combat trials and stress. New York Post

"I'd made compromises, given up my own goals and dreams, forgotten my own gifts or talents, lost the ability to laugh. I carried the baggage of a bad marriage. I had to ease that. Think of my own life and relationships. Can't forever stay stuck. Your husband blazing his own trail doesn't mean you stop your world because he's more important. "First days are tough. You're stuck, unhappy, no joy. But then it's, 'What would life be if I didn't have this relationship?' Admit you're in a bad place. Evaluate the stress. Do you really need to keep it? I had a sample group go through my exercises." New York Post

September 14, 2010 Updates

A Bluffton house owned by former NBA basketball star Jayson Williams is up for sale. According to the website blufftonrealestates.com, the seven-bedroom home on 4 York Circle inside Berkeley Hall, was built in 2007, according to Beaufort County tax records, and is listed for $2.7 million. According to the site, the 17,000 square-foot home is located on the Okatie River and features a guest house over the garage. islandpacket.com

August 27, 2010 Updates

A chastened Jayson Williams admitted Friday he was driving drunk when he slammed his SUV into a tree, capping years of legal and personal problems with a guilty plea that adds more time behind bars for the already imprisoned former NBA star. His voice sometimes unsteady, Williams apologized to his family and said he was working to rebuild his life as he pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in the Jan. 5 crash. His one-year sentence — the maximum for the misdemeanor offense — will follow the five-year prison term he's serving in New Jersey for accidentally shooting and killing a limo driver. "It seems excessive, but it's a small price to pay if it helps to deter drunk driving," Williams, 42, said in a Manhattan court. "I'll be the poster child for that if it's going to save lives." FOXSports.com

August 20, 2010 Updates

Former NBA star Jayson Williams has admitted he was driving drunk when he crashed his SUV into a tree in New York City. Williams pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated in the Jan. 5 wreck and was immediately sentenced to a year in jail. Prosecutors say the former New Jersey Net had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit. ESPN.com

Jayson Williams is already in prison for accidentally killing a limo driver, but the former NBA star still is contending with another criminal case. Williams has a Manhattan court date Friday in a drunken-driving case stemming from a car wreck a week before his January guilty plea in the driver's 2002 death. The former New Jersey Nets player has pleaded not guilty to driving while intoxicated. AP

July 17, 2010 Updates

Tanya Young Williams is the estranged wife of former NBA star Jayson Williams, who's serving time in prison for the fatal 2002 shooting or a hired driver. Williams played for the New Jersey Nets from 1992-2000. Tanya, an attorney, filed for divorce last year, saying in court papers filed in New York that Jayson was an emotionally abusive husband and father - though he never hit her. In an exclusive interview on "The Early Show on Saturday Morning," Tanya said she's "enraged" when she hears of the abuse Mel Gibson's former girlfriend claims the Oscar-winner inflicted on her. CBS News

July 14, 2010 Updates

A man who admitted hiding former NBA star Jayson Williams' bloody clothes after a hired driver was killed at the basketball player's New Jersey mansion has been sentenced to a year of probation. Rochelle Park, N.J., resident John Gordnick was at Williams' house in February 2002 when a shotgun held by Williams fired, striking Costas "Gus" Christofi in the chest. Gordnick pleaded guilty to evidence tampering and testified Williams gave him his clothes. Gordnick put the clothes in his car. ESPN.com

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