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Ex-NBA Star Jayson Williams

Released from Rikers Island

4/13/2012 9:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Disgraced former NBA superstar Jayson Williams is a free man again -- the 44-year-old was officially released from Rikers Island jail this morning.

Williams completed 8 months of his 1-year sentence ... stemming from a DUI arrest in 2010.

TMZ broke the story ... Jayson's blood alcohol level was .24 -- 3 times the legal limit -- and cops say he swerved across four lanes of traffic before striking a tree in NYC.

Before his stint at Rikers, Williams served 18 months in Wrightstown, NJ for aggravated assault and obstructing justice ... as part of a plea deal he accepted in the 2002 shooting death of his limo driver.

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nof    

Lakers should sign him for the playoff run.

923 days ago
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Delaware D    

I thought he was in jail for the shooting!

923 days ago
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nof    

Would like to see him do Amanda Bynes.

923 days ago
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justsaying    

Out there drinking and driving. Just who did you think you were, a white man? Only they can do that kind of crap and get probation. And if they get probation, that means you are going to do jail time. Because whatever they get, as a black man, you can expect double.

923 days ago
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nof    


Good lesson in this for all of us:


Don't shoot the help.

923 days ago
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nof    

True reason Jayson wasted the dude:


"Wouldn't sign a confidentialty agreement."

923 days ago
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YoureNotAnon.com    

That's How You Know That It's Friday the 13th... JAYSON IS BACK!

923 days ago
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nof    


Would also like to see him do Britney p.s.

923 days ago
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Mabel Leaf    

Rikers Island! Yikes! I would hate to go there.

923 days ago
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nof    


Joe Esterhaus has some tape on the guy.

923 days ago
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Jackie    

So he's lucky day is Friday the 13th...he he

923 days ago
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nof    


Maybe ABC will do themselves a favor:


-And have him replace Hubie Brown.

923 days ago
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Throwback kid    

He's a big guy, but I wonder if this gun toting tough guy was forced to toss the salad of the other inmates?

923 days ago
14.

dd    

Now get it together for your kids Jayson.

923 days ago
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Ajalyn    

It's amazing how there's a different kind of justice for celebrities even when you kill a man. Frankly, I don't know anyone who would be out of prison yet for killing another.

923 days ago
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