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Assault charge dropped against Jayson Williams

An assault charge against former NBA star Jayson Williams stemming from a fight outside a North Carolina nightclub has been dismissed.
/ Source: PhillyBurbs.com

An assault charge against former NBA star Jayson Williams stemming from a fight outside a North Carolina nightclub has been dismissed.Multiple media outlets reported Wednesday that Wake County Assistant District Attorney Phillip Cowan dismissed the charge at the request of Ahmad Sulimon Nazari of Cary.Authorities said Williams punched Nazari in the face outside a Raleigh nightclub in May. Williams was expected in court next week to answer to the misdemeanor charge.Nazari was not immediately available for comment Wednesday night. His attorney did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment.Williams, who played nine seasons, also faces a retrial on a reckless manslaughter charge in the shooting death of his driver, Costas "Gus" Christofi, at his New Jersey mansion. He has been free on bail since the 2002 shooting.