Basketball

Sly Williams jailed for kidnapping

Former NBA player Sylvester (Sly) Williams was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison for attacking a woman twice and holding her captive.

Williams, 44, pleaded guilty to the kidnapping charge last month in connection with an attack last September in which he held the woman captive for nearly a day, tying her up and threatening her with a knife.

Arrested again in January after allegedly attacking the woman for a second time, he was indicted in March on several charges relating to the incident, including kidnapping, rape, sodomy and burglary.

Williams was a first-round draft pick for the New York Knicks in 1979 and played briefly for the Boston Celtics in 1985.

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