Jayson Williams to Renovate Car Wash
NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) _ Former NBA star Jayson Williams, who’s accused in the shotgun death of a limousine driver at his home, plans to renovate a car wash business and operate it himself.
The former Delux Car Wash will be renamed T. Jaye’s Auto Spa when Williams reopens it later this month, his spokeswoman, Judy Smith, told the Courier News of Bridgewater for Wednesday’s editions. She said the former New Jersey Nets forward also will conduct sports clinics for children.
Williams, 35, is accused of recklessly handling the shotgun that killed limousine driver Costas Christofi last February at his estate in Alexandria Township. He has pleaded innocent and is free on bail.
He could face nearly 55 years in prison if convicted on all charges, the most serious of which is aggravated manslaughter. The judge in the case said a trial could begin around Sept. 15.
The 6-foot-10 Williams was among the NBA’s best rebounders when leg injuries led to his retirement from the Nets in 2000. After the shooting, he was suspended from his job as a basketball analyst for NBC.