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Ex-Iowa star Pierce released after serving 11 months

Updated: September 24, 2006, 4:21 PM ET
Associated Press

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa -- Former Iowa basketball star Pierre Pierce was released from jail Sunday after an 11-month stay for assaulting and terrorizing his girlfriend.

He will remain on probation for four years and a month, the Iowa Department of Corrections said.

Pierce walked out of the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility wearing a white track suit and flanked by his father. Pierce said he was "glad to be free" but declined further comment.

The 23-year-old ...

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