Hulk Hogan's son NICK is a "changed person" since his stint in jail, according to his mother LINDA BOLLEA.
Nick Bollea was released early from prison on Tuesday (21Oct08) having served 166 days of an eight month prison sentence.
He was serving time for his part in a car crash in August last year (07) that left his best friend John Graziano with permanent brain injuries.
And his mother Linda is convinced that her son is a reformed character.
She tells E! online, "He's a changed person. He went into prison as a juvenile and you know he's experienced something that is gonna mould and change him for the rest of his life, for his adult life. He wants to make a positive difference in this world."
Nick was greeted with a "Welcome Home" sign and yellow balloons outside his house and Linda admits: "I cried when I hugged him."
She adds, "He's had six months in jail and he's just gotta try to regroup and remould his life... In the future I think his actions will speak louder than words.
"I think when people just watch, (they'll see) he's a changed person. (He's changed) For the better. You know he really just wants to try to be serious and make a difference, wants to look into colleges and just be a kid.