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Retired NBA star Jayson Williams has been released from Rikers Island jail after serving eight months of his one-year sentence for drunken driving.
A Rikers spokeswoman says Williams was freed Friday.
The former New Jersey Nets player drove his SUV into a tree in lower Manhattan in 2010. That happened a week after he accepted a plea deal stemming from the 2002 shotgun death of a limo driver in his New Jersey mansion.
Before going to Rikers, he served an 18-month sentence for aggravated assault in Wrightstown, N.J.
Williams was once a top NBA player with a six-year, $86 million contract. A leg injury forced him to retire in 2000.
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NEW YORK- Remember former Nets star Jayson Williams? He was just released from Rykers Island prison today. At one point in his life we all marveled at his ability to snatch rebounds out of thin air.
Personally, I recall having a debate with someone over whether he was a better rebounder than another infamous name Dennis Rodman.
His turn for the worse still amazes me.
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Saturday, April 14
7:30 PM ET
Regular Season Game #60, Road Game #30
TV: CSNNE, YES, NBA-LP 755(BOS)/756(NJN)
Radio: WEEI, WFAN
Referees: Jason Phillips, Matt Boland, Brian Forte
This is the 3rd and final meeting between these two division rivals. What at one time was a heated rivalry between...
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