This Day in History

Former NBA All-Star Jayson Williams was indicted on May 1, 2002, for manslaughter, in a case that shocked sports fans and the public alike. The incident, involving the accidental shooting of a limousine driver, brought to light issues of firearm safety and responsibility. Williams’ legal battles, marked by trials and retrials, emphasized the profound ways personal tragedies can intersect with public figures, influencing perceptions of celebrity and accountability.