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Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 at 11:00 am  |  10 responses

Jason Richardson’s Jail Term

It was a very short one: “Suns guard Jason Richardson received a one-day jail sentence last month when his two cases for separate driving incidents were adjudicated, according to court documents…The Suns suspended him for a game [last season] after the second [DUI] case, costing him about $110,000 in salary.”

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  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    get a driver

  • Remo Williams

    or he could just kill himself before he gets behind the wheel and kills someone else

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    The police report had him doing a 360 before coming to a crashing stop.

  • Ken

    LOL at Anton. Seriously though, it’s messed up how athletes are treated so differently in these cases. JR Smith killed his friend, after having multiple DUIs, and he gets a slap on the wrist, in the offseason no less. It’s like human life is valued less, if a sports figure takes it.

  • http://www.sonicbids.com/shaemorin doyouwantmore

    It’s not because they’re sports figures, it’s because they’re millionaires. Anybody with an eight-digit bank account would get this treatment.

  • http://www.hoopsmanifesto.blogspot.com Jeff Fox

    Wow – a one day sentence. That is really going to deter people.

  • http://www.broy7.com nate the great

    if this woulda happend to any of us, we’d lose our license, and get like 30 days. possibly more.

  • http://slamonline Blaze

    1 day is pretty standard for DUI. As much as jail sucks, anybody could do a day. Hope he learns from his mistake.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Yeh, a day and 110,000$ ‘fine’. That seems a fair bit more now doesn’t it?
    But any of us would’ve got more jail time, thats for sure.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    Who knows how many points against he has on his license resulting in a possible lesser penalty. JR Smith’s was outlandish with over 20 or so, where nobody can usually go without being put away for some time – I would think.

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