Ex-NBA Star Jayson Williams Reportedly Wants To Help DMX Get His Life Back
Jayson Williams, the former NBA athlete and ex-con, reportedly offered DMX treatment at his faith-based treatment center, Rebound Institute.
Last week, it was reported that federal prosecutors were looking to put DMX (real name Earl Simmons) behind bars for five years on tax evasion charges. But before the judge could announce X’s sentencing this week, the former Def Jam rapper is making a last-minute plea for leniency.
According to TMZ, the 47-year-old has submitted a series of court documents that include a letter in which he outlines his plan to keep him out of trouble. X claims he has received a number of treatment offers from various rehab facilities, the most notable offer coming directly from Jayson Williams—the former NBA star and ex-con.
In 2017, Williams launched his own faith-based treatment center called Rebound Institute, more than 15 years after he fatally shot his 55-year-old limousine driver Costas “Gus” Christofi. Williams was acquitted of aggravated manslaughter, but the retired athlete served a five-year prison sentence in 2010 for aggravated assault with a possibility of parole after 18 months.
He also served additional time in Rikers Island for a DWI and was released in 2012.
Since returning back to the world, Williams has been attempting to help active and retired athletes recover from addiction and substance abuse through his Rebound Institute. The program reportedly runs for at least 45 days and enforces drug testing three times a week.
Here’s a breakdown of what goes on at the Rebound Institute, according to the center’s website:
Once they leave our program, teammates bring a newfound sense of self to their relationships and daily routines that elevate their standard of living. This allows them to be the best possible version of themselves. If you want a life that is fulfilling and whole, we invite you to join our community at Rebound. What you will find here is an experience that is life-changing, long-lasting, and that helps you to return to the person you were always meant to be.
While the jury is still out on whether or not X will accept Williams’ alleged offer, the Yonkers MC has been having a rough few years. Taken into custody earlier this year after he failed a drug test, that led to him violating the conditions of his bail for tax evasion. X then pled guilty to one count of tax fraud, and he will be back in court tomorrow, Wednesday, March 28, to receive his sentencing.
His lawyers are planning on playing his raps to show why he shouldn’t take the rap for these criminal charges.