Boston Celtics player Terence Williams has taken to Twitter to address an incident in which he was arrested for allegedly threatening the mother of his 10-year-old son with a gun.
As we reported yesterday, the 25-year-old NBA guard was taken into custody by police Sunday afternoon after he allegedly pulled out a handgun during an argument with the mother of his child.
The verbal dispute took place in a downtown Kent, Washington, parking lot.
Police located and arrested Williams a short time later.
The woman, whose identity has been kept anonymous, was keeping a scheduled visitation exchange with Williams and their child when things got heated.
According to police reports, the woman said that at sometime time during her verbal exchange with Williams, the athlete brandished a firearm and made threats.
Williams however had a different story to tell, as he explained to police that he felt threatened when the woman started kicking the front of his car after approaching with her boyfriend, adding that he sensed a third person approaching from the vehicle’s passenger side.
He admitted to grabbing his handgun and, but explained he simply held the weapon to his side, briefly stepped out of the vehicle, then eventually got back in the car and drove out of the complex.
A judge set Williams’ bail at $25,000 and he was released from jail Monday evening. According to the Boston Herald, the bail amount is half of what the prosecution wanted. Williams’ attorney requested that his client be freed on personal recognizance.
After being released from prison, Williams took to the web and posted the following tweet regarding his arrest:
A Million Stories Not One Thats TRUE…..Thanks To Those That Continue To Support Through Devil Testing Times…Those Thats Negative..THANKS
— Terrence Williams (@TheRealTWill) May 21, 2013
A former standout at Louisville, Williams inked a multi-year deal with the Boston Celtics in March that will carry him through the 2013-14 season.