Jim Thorpe, 61-year old golf pro, has been released from prison. Thorpe had been imprisoned since April 2010 for failing to pay income taxes.
He was on track for an early release, and he has now been granted it. He has also agreed to pay more than $2 million back in back taxes and interest to the IRS. Thorpe's suspension from the tour will expire on March 31, and he'll be happy to get back on the course; he's made over $13 million since joining the senior circuit, and ranks 7th all-time in that regard.
After release, he will go to a halfway house, then will be under house arrest for a time.