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Former NBA player is sentenced to prison

By Wes Goforth
Published On: Aug 20 2013 08:17:13 PM CDT
RALEIGH -

A former NBA player from Eastern North Carolina has been sentenced to federal prison. 

Kenneth Ray Williams, 44, of Elizabeth City, was sentenced to 9 months in prison, followed by one year of supervised release.  He was also ordered to pay $661,277 in restitution.

Williams pleaded guilty to willful failure to pay child support.  He played in the NBA with the Indiana Pacers, Boston Celtics, and Denver Nuggets.