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Almost a week after being arrested for a failing a court-mandated drug test during an on-going case, Young Thug has been released from jail.
While in court on Wednesday for his restitution hearing, Thug plead for his freedom in front of a DeKalb County jail. Thug, whose real name is Jeffery Williams, apologizes for violating his probation, adding that he wants to set a good example for his kids.
“Over the last six days, I understood this is real life,” Thug told the judge, “I have two sons, ages 10 and 11. I don’t want them to think that going to jail – even if you can get out right away – is cool. I want to grow, and I have grown. I’ve made mistakes and I’ve been penalized for them. I’m sorry, and won’t disobey again.”
His $100,000 bond has been re-instated, but he will have to follow a few rules upon being released. He must submit a random drug test twice a week, keep in contact with his probation officer and must take substance abuse counseling.
Written by Clarke Jones