Former NBA star Jayson Williams, who played for the New Jersey Nets, has been hospitalized after trashing a New York City hotel.

Police were called to the Hilton Embassy Suites in Battery Park City at 4 a.m., after a female friend called security to report a disturbance in Williams' 15th-floor suite.

Hotel officials described Williams as violent and suicidal which prompted them to call the police to intervene.

When police responded to the call, Williams refused to leave his room and became violent, which led the police to taser him in an effort to calm him down.

Williams, 41, became infamous after being charged with reckless manslaughter in the shooting death of his chauffeur in 2002.

The athlete was later cleared of manslaughter and other charges, with defense attorneys arguing that the fatal shooting was accidental and that Williams panicked afterward. He is currently free on bail.

Earlier this year, Williams' estranged wife claimed in divorce papers he once threatened to kill her and their two daughters.

Tanya Young Williams claimed in court papers that her husband punched out a car window while the couple's daughters sat inside and hurt himself while coming home drunk.

Williams, who became a city high school basketball star at Christ the King High School in Queens, went on to star at St. John's University. He was drafted in the first round of the 1990 NBA draft and debuted with the Philadelphia 76ers. He blossomed into a star with the New Jersey Nets after a 1992 trade and remains one of the franchise's all-time leading rebounders.