Green serves 3 days for drunken driving

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns running back William Green was released from jail Thursday after serving a three-day
sentence for drunken driving.

"I'm glad it's out of the way," he said. "I'm looking forward
to getting back to the Browns and moving on with my life."

Green, reinstated by the NFL last month after being suspended
indefinitely for violating the league's substance abuse policy,
will stay with a teammate, said his attorney, Brian Downey.

Police Capt. Guy Turner said Green was a model inmate and made
no special requests.

The 24-year-old running back was sentenced to jail Monday. He was
arrested in October and pleaded no contest. Prosecutors dropped
charges of possessing marijuana and making an improper lane change.

A judge put Green on one year's probation and ordered him to
stay drug- and alcohol-free during that time.

Following his arrest, Green was suspended for four games by the
NFL. The league then extended its penalty for the rest of the 2003
season so he could undergo counseling and treatment in Boston.

Green missed eight games for the suspension and one with a
shoulder injury. He rushed for 559 yards and one touchdown before
his arrest. As a rookie, Green ran for 887 yards while leading the
Browns to the playoffs.

During his suspension he was hospitalized Nov. 19 with a stab
wound to his back. His fiancee, Asia Gray, was charged with
attacking Green in their home. This month, Green was denied a
request to reunite with Gray, whose trial is scheduled for March 5.