Former NBA Star Jayson Williams Released from Jail

After doing his time at Rikers Island, Jayson Williams is now a free man. The Star-Ledger has the details: “Shortly after 9 a.m. today, a New York Correction Department bus stopped in a parking lot off Hazen St. in Queens, just beyond the bridge that leads to Rikers Island. Former Nets star Jayson Williams had been incarcerated on the island since last August, serving eight months of a one-year sentence for driving while intoxicated and 18 months prior to that in a New Jersey prison for his role in the shooting death of driver Costas ‘Gus’ Christofi a decade ago. The bus followed a white Chevrolet Yukon with New Jersey license plates out of the parking lot, onto 19th Ave., then left on to 49th St. It is believed that Williams, 44, then exited the bus and got into the SUV, which sped off. The New York Department of Correction website lists Williams as having been released today. ‘I am eager to see my daughters, my mother and siblings and make amends for what they’ve been through,’ Williams told The Associated Press through his manager. ‘Start my life over with God being first and in the center of everything I do.'”