A New Jersey judge says retired NBA star Jayson Williams will remain free on bail.

The judge rejected a prosecutor's request Monday to revoke Williams' bail and send him to prison for covering up the shooting of a hired driver more than seven years ago.

The judge says Williams hasn't been convicted of anything since his 2004 trial.

The prosecution argued Williams is going through a divorce in which his estranged wife has claimed he's violent.

Williams has been free on bail since the 2002 killing of the driver. Sentencing has been delayed pending his retrial on a reckless manslaughter count.

The judge says it "doesn't make sense" to sentence Williams now. The judge also denied a request to increase his bail.