The incident occurred Sept. 24, 2016, when people at a nightclub threw a bottle at Brown and a fight ensued, the newspaper reported. Brown was arrested and detained for 20 months before he was sentenced to four years in prison, according to the News.
Based on good behavior and restitution to the bar fight victim -- which was funded by a GoFundMe page and Ball State alumni -- Brown's sentence was reduced to three years in November, the Free Press reported.
"I'm happy to be home, finally. After all these years, after all these years of pain and suffering, I finally get to celebrate with my family. I'm home," Brown told WJBK. "I'm back on American soil, glory be to God! It's a celebration."