Back in March, Jalen Rose was arrested for drinking and driving — then he got in more trouble with his employers at ESPN for not telling them about it — has been sentenced to 20 days in jail for the offense, according to Fox News in Detroit.
Rose crashed his SUV then when cops showed up to the crash he was tested for driving under the influence, according to reports. He told police he had six martinis that night, according to the Fox News report.
He will start serving the 20 days next Tuesday.
Rose was a member of Michigan’s Fab Five — he helped put together ESPN’s “30 for 30” documentary on the team — and had a 13-year NBA career, best remembered for his time in Indiana.
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.