Former Falcon Jamal Anderson released from Hall County jail

Jamal Anderson was released Saturday morning from the Hall County jail. (Photo: Hall County Sheriff’s Office)
Jamal Anderson was released Saturday morning from the Hall County jail. (Photo: Hall County Sheriff’s Office)

Jamal Anderson is a free man again.

The former Atlanta Falcons running back was released Saturday morning from the Hall County jail, where he served five days after pleading guilty to DUI.

In March, Anderson was given a 24-month sentence, including 12 days in jail, after pleading guilty to DUI and failure to maintain charges from a September arrest in Hall County. The 43-year-old surrendered Monday and was booked into jail. He was released Saturday, due to good behavior and getting credit for time already served, according to his attorney, Arturo Corso.

In a separate DUI case in Gwinnett County, Anderson was sentenced to 12 months on probation, ordered to surrender his driver’s license, complete 40 hours of community service and avoid alcohol after his guilty plea in January.

Anderson is eager to put his criminal past behind him and move forward, setting an example for others, Corso told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“He has not had a drop of alcohol since September,” Corso said.

Drafted by the Falcons in 1994, Anderson played eight seasons wearing No. 32 before a knee injury ended his career. It may be his “Dirty Bird” dance, however, that fans remember the most about the popular player.

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