NBA Star Takes Time Off Murder Trial to Get Arrested for Drunk Driving

January 5, 2010

Taking a page out of the O.J. Simpson playbook (which is a surprisingly high-seller amongst NBA players), former New Jersey Nets center Jayson Williams decided that driving drunk shortly after his first murder trial was an excellent way to endear himself to both the public and family members of his victim.

Earlier this morning (after some alleged Monday night partying), the former NBA All-Star was charged with Driving While Intoxicated after crashing his black Mercedes SUV into a tree.

Using the same quick thinking that had him place a shotgun into the hand of the limo driver he murdered in 2004 to make it look like a suicide (an act that also earned him a "conspiracy to cover up murder" charge), Williams immediately hopped into the passenger seat of his car and told police that the actual driver had fled the scene – possibly chasing after the “real killers” in the Simpson murders.

The plan, however, failed when numerous witnesses told officers that Williams had been driving. (Clearly nobody on the East Coast has seen Carmelo Anthony's "Stop Snitchin'" video.)

Currently, the 41-year-old is being housed in the Bellevue Prison hospital with cuts to his face. Williams is still out on bond after the first jury in his murder trial couldn’t decide if shooting a man accidentally constitutes murder. He is awaiting a re-trial.

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