Jayson Williams in Car Crash; DUI Charges Expected

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Former NBA star Jayson Williams was in a car crash last night in New York City, and is expected to face DUI charges after his SUV struck a tree in Manhattan.

TMZ says Williams fractured his neck, while other sources say the former New Jersey Net suffered only minor injuries and was taken to Bellevue Hospital.

Police say it appeared Williams, whose history with the law is well documented, may have been drinking before the accident at 3:15 a.m. this morning.

Williams was in the passenger seat when officers arrived, but witnesses told police they saw him on the driver's side - and no one else was in the car.

Things have gone from bad to worse for Jayson Williams.

Last month, lawyers in New Jersey asked to be removed from Williams' defense against a reckless manslaughter charge stemming from a 2002 shooting.

Prosecutors in his manslaughter retrial have been in touch with Williams' lawyers and will move to revoke his bail. His first trial ended with a mistrial.

Because his bail is likely to be revoked, Williams, who retired in 2000 after nine seasons with the Nets and 76ers, is in the prison ward of the hospital's ER.

Not a good week for PR in the NBA. By making like a terrified Tiger Woods, Williams is giving gun-toting Gilbert Arenas a run for his moronic money.

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pls Lord help Jason. Sometimetimes people have to hit total rock bottom before they are able to succumb to their demons. Next step Death>