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Mike Tyson whiles away 24-hour jail term for DUI conviction

Mike Tyson ate sloppy joes and read the mobster epic "American Gangster" while staying in jail.

The former heavyweight champion was released Wednesday morning, sheriff's officials said. Tyson was held apart from the 1,500 other inmates and in a secluded part of Tent City, an open-air jail.

The 41-year-old boxer had faced four years, three months in prison. He pleaded guilty Sept. 24 to one count of felony cocaine possession and one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence. The charges stem from his arrest last year after leaving a Scottsdale club.

Police said they saw Tyson brush a white powder off his dashboard, and they found baggies of cocaine in his pockets and in his car.