Yeah, we hadn’t heard from John “Hot Rod” Williams since 1996 either until the Baton Rouge resident turned up in The Advocate newspaper this week for gun play that erupted at his house over the weekend. Just when you think a former NBAer has gone missing forever, he returns thanks to a 100 person party where some thugs start popping off a few rounds.
Via The Advocate:
City police arrested former NBA player John “Hot Rod” Williams Tuesday on a misdemeanor count related to gunshots fired shortly before 11:45 p.m. Saturday during a party at his house, officers said.
Williams and his relatives told officers that about eight shots were fired by an unknown person attending the party put on for members of Williams’ family, police said in a news release Tuesday.
Williams, 48, 1816 E. Hermitage St., Gonzales, was booked Tuesday with letting a disorderly place and was given a court date, police said.
If convicted, Williams faces a fine of up to $500, six months in prison or both, the state statute says.
No one was injured and no property was harmed in Saturday’s shooting, police said in the news release.
Williams told officers that the party had grown to more than 100 people and that he began to see unfamiliar faces, police said.
Williams began to shut the party down when the shots were fired and said he believes that his ending the party was the reason for the gunplay, police said.
Now, before you go assuming that Williams is broke, living out of some double-wide trailer and runs with a rough crowd, take a look at the street-level view of his house. The guy’s career ended in 1999 and he’s still living in this!