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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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Buddy The Elf    

This loser should be behind bars for life for killing a man.

818 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

OMG I don't know if I am more surprised that he did such little time for shooting his limo driver or that he found a tree in NYC.

818 days ago
18.

anony    

Another example about how a love of gun culture will take you down. He had everything and now he has nothing.

818 days ago
19.

Meanie    

I have an idea... lets just put all the NBA and the NFL in the clink and let them play ball on pay per view to earn their keep. Most the players end up in jail at some point anyway, why delay the inevitable?

818 days ago
20.

MC GRUNT    

Well he Killed the Only White Guy in the House. I'm shocked he did any time.

818 days ago
21.

Dr Porn    

@ 19

Nice spelling stupid ass. Translation U IZ SUUUUU PID AZZ.

818 days ago
22.

Dr Porn    

@ 19 "David" What about O.J. you dumb ass.

What a way to represent your race. Your the reason why there's racism.

818 days ago
23.

Dr Porn    

Does he need a new limo driver? I need a job

818 days ago
24.

radicalred    

This guy is nothing but a d-bag thug. I watched his manslaughter trial and there's no way he would have walked if he hadn't been a rich athlete. He's a P.O.S. who thinks his money and power means the law doesn't apply to him. I hope his next brush with the law sends him to prison for the rest of his entitled life -- WITHOUT hurting someone else.

818 days ago
25.

Joao    

Wasn't he involved in a murder... the he paid his way out of it, California Celebrity Court style?

818 days ago
26.

myopinion    

Didn't know he was in jail.

818 days ago
27.

automanager26    

Who??

818 days ago
28.

tellmeaboutit     

Hey, tmz, why not just run an update on all your favorite convicts and low life dirtbags once a month?? Then those of us who would rather read about something a little higher on the food chain could make a quicker choice. My sympathies to the tree and the limo driver.

818 days ago
29.

levi    

That's F'ed up. A non public figure would not have done any time !

818 days ago
30.

Jay    

Wonder how long it's going to take him to do something else illegal and stupid and end up BACK IN jail, haha! I give him a year, they better hold on to his prison stripes for him!

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