Starting next week, ESPN NBA analyst Jalen Rose will serve 20 days in jail for his drunk driving arrest in March. A judge this morning sentenced him to 93 days in jail, but suspended all but 20 of them. If you recall, Rose didn’t tell his ESPN supervisors about the arrest, and subsequently got in some hot water.
If you’re curious what former college and NBA star was drinking on the night of his arrest:
He told a judge in May that he had six martinis the night he veered off the West Bloomfield Township road.
No hard liquor? [Ed. Yes, I know what’s in a martini. Can’t remember the last time I saw an athlete drinking one in public Usually, it’s beer. Or shots.] Disappointing. I called ESPN for comment and they’re putting together some kind of statement. But ESPN was aware of today’s sentencing, and no extra punishment is expected.
[UPDATE: ESPN Statement on Rose’s impending incarceration – “The incident was regrettable and we’ve dealt with it internally. Jalen has expressed remorse and we all are looking forward to putting this behind us.”]
[H/T: Mike Reed]