Tuesday , May , 26 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Jayson Williams Arrested for Assault

Former NBA star Jayson Williams was arrested early Monday after authorities say he punched someone in the face outside a Raleigh nightclub, the latest legal tribulation for the All-Star who has spent years in the courtroom since an injury ended his basketball career.

Some type of dispute led Williams, 41, to hit the other person shortly before 2 a.m., Raleigh police said. Williams was charged with one count of simple assault and released on $1,000 bond.

"He was very cooperative during the investigation and very cooperative during the arrest," said Capt. T.L. Earnhardt of the Raleigh Police Department.