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Williams' attorneys claiming racial bias

Updated: May 8, 2009, 6:26 PM ET
Associated Press

SOMERVILLE, N.J. -- Attorneys for Jayson Williams say they'll seek to have the former NBA star's convictions for covering up a fatal shooting thrown out on grounds of racial bias.

Attorney Joseph Hayden said in court Friday that he will seek a new trial on the cover-up counts. At issue is a racial slur used by a former employee of the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office.

Defense attorneys say the remark indicates racial bias in the investigation.

Williams played nine ...

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