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Jayson Williams Suicidal, Tasered And Hospitalized

First Posted: 05/28/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:15 PM ET

Jayson Williams Tasered Suicidal

Former NBA star Jayson Williams, who played for the New Jersey Nets, has been hospitalized after holing up in a New York City hotel and trashing his room. Hotel officials described Williams as "suicidal" and called the police to intervene.

When police responded to the call Williams refused to leave his room and turned violent, resulting in the police using a taser on Williams.

Williams gained notoriety after being charged with reckless manslaughter in the shooting death of his chauffeur in 2002.

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