Posted on 27 July 2011.
ESPN analyst Jalen Rose was sentenced to serve 20 days in jail by a Michigan judge for his earlier DUI arrest that occurred on an icy suburban Detroit road in March. Rose also received a one-year probation term.
According to reports, Rose admitted to having six martinis that night before getting behind the wheel. Here is the police cam arrest video:
After failing the sobriety test that evening, Rose was taken to an area hospital where his blood-alcohol content registered 0.12 percent, above Michigan’s legal driving limit of 0.08 percent.
Rose, shown in his mugshot here, apologized for the incident saying, “I regret the decision to drive home that evening and am grateful that no one was hurt in the accident… I am particularly sorry for disappointing those who trust me to serve as a role model for young people.”
Once considered one of the top role models for young men in sports, Rose will now be spending time behind bars. during The Fab Five ESPN documentary, which took an insight look into his college career at Michigan with former teammates Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson.
Never one to shy away from the spotlight, it should be interesting to see how he handles this situation.
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Posted on 24 July 2010.
Shawne Williams, former Indiana Pacers guard, was arrested by Memphis police when a loaded weapon and marijuana were found in the vehicle he was driving. The police yanked Williams to the curb when they noticed he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt then after checking the former University of Memphis player and his college teammate Kareem Cooper out, they discovered Williams was driving on a suspended license.
According to reports, police then searched the vehicle and found some pot. The gun made its way into this story after Cooper was patted down.
Since being selected in the first-round by the Pacers in 2006, Williams has been a ton of trouble and has left a trail of past arrests and off the court issues. One of those prior busts was also related to marijuana possession.
After a few seasons in Indiana, Larry Bird and the Pacers had seen enough of S.W. and shipped him off to the Dallas Mavericks who at this point appear to have given up on him as well.
After the Mavs sent Williams home to Memphis, Mavs owner Mark Cuban said his team was hoping to work out some “issues” with the player but after this latest incident, we may have seen the last of this player in the NBA.
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Jay Donetelli is a Tampa-based freelance sportswriter and contributor to Sports Climax and Jocks Behind Bars. With an opinion sometimes sharper than an Ovechkin skate blade with the sting of an Ali jab, Donetelli has a loyal cult of readers.
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