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'Hot Rod' Williams arrested on misdemeanor charge

Posted May 25 2011 8:18AM

GONZALES, La. (AP) -- Police in Louisiana have arrested former NBA player John "Hot Rod'' Williams on a misdemeanor count related to gunshots fired during a party at his home.

Gonzales police tell The Advocate of Baton Rouge that Williams and his relatives told officers about eight shots were fired by an unknown person attending Saturday's party put on for members of Williams' family.

The 48-year-old Williams was booked Tuesday with letting a disorderly place and was given a court date.

If convicted, Williams faces a fine of up to $500, six months in prison or both.

Police say no one was injured and no property was harmed in Saturday's shooting.

Williams was in the NBA for 13 years and played forward and center for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns.

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