Ex-Cavs forward Hot Rod Williams arrested

BY foxsports • May 25, 2011

Former NBA forward John “Hot Rod” Williams has been arrested on a misdemeanor count related to gunshots fired at his home in Gonzales, La.

Police said the shots were fired at a party Saturday night.

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

The 48-year-old Williams was booked Tuesday on a charge of letting a disorderly place and was given a court date. If convicted, Williams faces a fine of $500, six months in prison or both.

Police say no one was injured and no property was harmed.

Williams played for the Cleveland Cavaliers from 1986-95. He was a fan favorite during a successful era that also included Brad Daugherty, Mark Price, Larry Nance and coach Lenny Wilkens.

Williams later played for Phoenix before finishing his NBA career in Dallas in the 1998-99 season. He compiled career averages of 11.0 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.

— Staff and wire reports

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