Atlanta Hawks’ Forward Sheldon Williams Carjacked At Gunpoint.
In what has become all too familiar reporting, it pains me to report that another African American athlete has been the victim of a crime.
Atlanta Hawks forward Sheldon Williams was carjacked at gunpoint prior to the Hawks’ game against the Charlotte Bobcats. From the reports that I’ve read it looks as if Williams may have been leaving a barber shop and headed to the arena when the carjacking occurred.
The two suspects, along with Williams’ car was found at a nearby mall.
Thankfully, Williams was unharmed and entered tonight’s game in the first period.
This is the second incident involving and athlete and a gun since the murder of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor in late November.
Last week Indiana Pacers guard Jamaal Tinsley was shot at after an incident at a club in Indianapolis last weekend.
I’m curious to see how the media handles this latest incident – since they have been quick to associate past incidents with current situations involving Taylor and Tinsley. From what I understand Williams has not been involved in any incidents since entering the league last season.
We’ve discussed this topic ad nausea the past few weeks -I hear the suggestions that our great TSF supporters present but I’m beginning to wonder if there are any answers and is this just the way things are going to be for the duration.