Former NBA basketball player Jayson Williams (Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, NBA All-Star 1998) was living the life when one night in 2002 he accidentally shot his 55-year-old limo driver, Costas “Gus” Christofi, at the Williams estate. The hoops star was convicted on four counts of trying to cover up the shooting in 2004. He spent 18 months in prison for the shooting and another eight months on a DUI charge.
The 48-year-old Williams allowed 60 Minutes Sports to follow him and interview him about his current sobriety. In one scene, Williams is seen paddleboarding while wearing a t-shirt advertising Epiphany, a rehabilitation center in South Florida where Williams came in early 2016 to get sober. “He goes there every day,” says correspondent Jon Wertheim. Williams says: “Be sober. That’s my only job – to be sober.” Williams also says he has “a beast on my back, I didn’t really know I had.” Jayson Williams’ interview with 60 Minutes Sports will air Tuesday, December 6 at 8pm on Showtime.