Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 5:28 pm  |  22 responses

Jalen Rose Pulled Off Air For DUI ‘Concealment’

If Jalen Rose’s DUI arrest didn’t already look bad, things got worse when a Detroit TV station, not ESPN, broke the news earlier this week. Rose was cited for a DUI in early March and neglected to tell anyone at ESPN about the incident. ESPN has not officially fired or suspended Rose, but he has been taken off the air for the time being. From USA Today: “ESPN is pulling Jalen Rose off the air after a report found the NBA basketball analyst waited almost three weeks to tell his employers about his arrest in Michigan on suspicion of drunk driving. “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 Game On!”

(Via Ball Don’t Lie)

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  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Someone from Duke would NEVER do something like this!

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    Grant Hill’s gonna LOL at this one.

  • MookieBlaylock

    My favorite Raptor of all time. Dude was a smooth scorer. Had that swagger too. Man, I miss those early 2000′s raps teams… sigh. Anyway, wtf was he thinkin.

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    *cough* JJ Redick *cough*

  • MikeC.

    I’m not familiar with ESPN’s employee contracts, so I can’t say for sure if they have a morality clause in them. If I get busted driving drunk, I have no obligation to tell my employer and they can’t do anything about it unless I was driving drunk while on company time. Seems a little shifty that ESPN pulled Rose off the air.

  • T-Money

    MikeC. – you’re not a public figure, completely changes the discussion.

  • robb

    Ghetto till you die.


    Jalen Rose is coming soon to NBA GameTime of NBA TV, where he and C-Webb’s analysis will be bigger than who won or lost the games that night.

  • J Linz

    I have to agree with MikeC; it shouldn’t matter whether or not you’re a public figure or not: other jobs do not require you to tell your boss about a DUI or DWI unless it was during work hours. Jalen Rose is a grown man and should be able to do whatever he wants to do, whether it’s the right or wrong thing to do. And to robb: non-ghetto people drive drunk all the time; don’t make this into a stereotypical story! Besides his comments, look at what Jalen has done for his community compared to other retired NBA players…

  • izzo

    Duke has a law school. That school has graduates.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Espn doesn’t have a rule. They have a suggestion. But they also can pull their talent off the air at any time.

  • MikeC.

    @Allenp – Since the article didn’t say that Rose was losing salary or his job, I guess ESPN didn’t do anything shifty. He’s still getting paid for his work, but not working. I guess Jalen accidentally stumbled into the all-time dream. Get paid for work without having to do the work.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jay

    @IAMORANGEFOREVER: I so wish that happens, Jalen Rose and C-Webb re unite on NBA TV…. I would never take a time-out from it.

  • greg

    Jay this could end up being a good thing then

  • http://www.slamonline.com Mars

    Umm…does anyone else see the coincidental timing? Good luck Jalen, there’s a lot of Duke fans out there, COPS included.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    anyways on to a more important subject..


    @Jay: All new! But tastefully done.

  • the Dude

    Web ‘n’ Rose would be amazing. It can only happen if Jalen stays out of jail.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Pardeep

    Webb n Rose I like the sound of that.

  • http://slamonline n8e

    bryan crawford your silly. did we forget about the duke lacrosse team? hahahahaha!!!

  • a cracker

    N8E, those lacrosse players were found innocent. The woman lied. Ruined those kids lives. Do you really think that is funny.

  • Kadavour

    ESPN, this one was too transparent.