Jarrett Jack of the New Orleans Hornets Charlie Bell of the Golden State Warriors, both of whom were arrested on suspicion of DUI in February and pled no contest to reckless driving charges (in separate incidents), have been suspended one game by the league it was announced Wednesday.
Those suspensions will be for the first game each of them able to play next season. Whenever that starts. Suspension for one game without pay has been the pretty much standard from the league for guys arrested on drunk driving charges.
Both are backup point guards for their teams, although Jack plays a larger role for his squad.
We told you about Jalen Rose getting a DUI a couple days ago, an incident that had taken place several weeks before.
Turns out, Rose didn’t tell his employer ESPN either, so they have yanked him off the air, according to the USA Today.
“Jalen has accepted full responsibility for his actions. Both parties are taking this very seriously, and as a result, we’ve agreed that he will not be on our air while he addresses this situation,” said ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz in an email to (USA Today blog) Game On!
A couple of lessons here. One, obviously, don’t drink and drive. Second, the coverup is always worse and more problematic than the crime itself. See: Nixon, Richard.
Jalen Rose landed in some hot water for comments surrounding his Fab 5 ESPN documentary, but he apparently has a more pressing problem to deal with.
Rose was arrested for drunk driving in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, back on March 11, the Associated Press reports.
TMZ spoke with Rose’s Los Angeles based attorney Keith Davidson, who tried to dodge the issue saying, “We look forward to working with the authorities in Michigan and addressing these matters in court, not in the press. We have no comment at this time.”
Rose was a member of the Fab 5 and spent three years at Michigan followed by a 13-year NBA career that is primarily remembered for being in Indiana but included stops in Denver, Chicago, Toronto and even New York City.
Rose is currently an NBA analyst with ESPN.