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Lucas out of rehab, returns home to NJ

Former Jets QB Ray Lucas, who has spent more than a month in a Florida rehab center trying to overcome an addiction to painkillers, returns home to New Jersey Sunday.

As some of you may know, Lucas has been chronicling his ordeal on Facebook, providing friends and fans with intimate details from rehab -- pretty compelling stuff. If you want to check out some of his diary entires, check out an earlier post on our Jets blog.

On Saturday, Lucas posted this item on Facebook:

" ... I am going home & I am so excited to see my family. I am a little nervous about being in the place where things happened but it will be ok, I have great support. My focus is being a great husband & father. As part of the PAST peer program Randy (Grimes, former NFL player/counselor) will come home with me to help me to transition to local meetings & provide support. The peer program has come full circle."

Here's hoping Lucas turns his fresh start into a better life.