Former NC standout fails to pay child support, sent to prison - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken News, Weather, Sports

Former NC standout fails to pay child support, sent to prison

Posted: Updated:
The Indiana Pacers drafted Kenny Williams in the second round of the 1990 NBA Draft. The Indiana Pacers drafted Kenny Williams in the second round of the 1990 NBA Draft.
RALEIGH, N.C. -

A former professional basketball player who earned $750,000 per year was sentenced Tuesday to nine months in prison after he failed to pay child support.

Kenneth "Kenny" Ray Williams, 44, of Elizabeth City, was named in an indictment filed on July 6, 2000, charging him with willful failure to pay child support. On Tuesday, a judge sentenced Williams to nine months in prison, followed by one-year probation.

Williams was also ordered to pay $661,277 in restitution.

Williams played basketball at Northeastern High School in Elizabeth City before transferring to Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia prior to his junior year. His senior year, Williams was named state player of the year for North Carolina in 1988.

Although he was recruited to play at UNC, Williams did not attend because he failed to meet the minimum academic standards of the university.

The Indiana Pacers drafted Williams in the second round of the 1990 NBA Draft. By his fourth season with the Pacers, Williams was earning $750,000 per year.

Williams was first ordered to pay $2,500 per month in child support; in 1995 the support award was amended to include his third child and he was ordered to pay $3,750 per month.

An investigation found that despite earning between $90,000 and $180,000 per year between 1995 and December 2000, Williams failed to pay the child support.

"While he played basketball, drove fancy cars and lived overseas, his former wife and three children were receiving Welfare and Aid to Families with Dependent Children benefits," a press release from the Department of Justice says.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

    Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:49:19 GMT
    Image from CNN/KHOU-TVImage from CNN/KHOU-TV
    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
  • Mom wins lawsuit against TSA after breast milk screening problems

    Mom wins lawsuit against TSA after breast milk screening problems

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:40:54 GMT
    A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration. Stacey
    A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration. Stacey
  • Owner of Raleigh 'Party Mansion' guilty of tax evasion

    Owner of Raleigh 'Party Mansion' guilty of tax evasion

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:07:04 GMT
    Claude Verbal II, who now lives in Miami, pleads guilty to a number of federal tax evasion charges.
    Claude Verbal II, who now lives in Miami, pleads guilty to a number of federal tax evasion charges.
Powered by WorldNow

1336 Augusta West Parkway
Augusta, GA 30909

Telephone: 706.722.6664
Email: talkback6@wjbf.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.