Former NBA player Jayson Williams plead guilty to aggravated assault charges today and will spend 18 months in prison. Williams accidentally shot and killed his chauffer eight years ago, blowing his head off with a shotgun. Williams was acquitted of manslaughter charges during the original trial in 2004, but the jury was hung on an accidental manslaughter charge.

In recent years,Williams has been arrested three times, beset by alcohol and drug problems, and had several serious bouts with mental illness and suicide attempts. He is also reportedly broke after earning more than $100 million during his NBA career.

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