Mack released from jail

2-07-2001 BY GEOFF HOBSON

Bengals kick returner Tremain Mack was released from jail Wednesday with a warning from Hamilton County judge Ralph Winkler.

Winkler put Mack in jail for 30 days last month for breaking his probation stemming from two DUIs in 1997 and 1998.

The club is also under the impression that Mack faces no sanctions from the NFL for the probation violation.

"He got himself into this problem and he's going to have to work his way out of it," said Bengals President Mike Brown. "We expect him back this season and we're glad to have him."

Mack was led away in handcuffs to the Hamilton County Justice Center last month after pleading no contest to the violation of probation.

On Wednesday, Winkler warned Mack that another violation will put him in jail for the rest of his sentence and disrupt his employment.

The violation was discovered when a Cincinnati television station, WLWT-Channel 5, caught Mack on camera driving to and from work several times during last season.

But Winkler was impressed enough with the results of Mack's alcohol tests and his hours of community service to limit his jail time.

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