Al Jefferson Suspended Following DUI Arrest

by March 01, 2010

The T-Wolves have suspended Big Al for two ballgames: “The Timberwolves accepted center Al Jefferson’s apology on Sunday for alleged drunken driving after Saturday night’s loss to Portland, but they suspended their leading scorer for the next two games as punishment. Jefferson was arrested on Interstate 394 just outside downtown Minneapolis at 1:08 a.m. Sunday, a little more than three hours after he scored 19 points in the Wolves’ 110-91 loss, and booked into jail on a charge of fourth-degree driving while impaired, said State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske. ‘I made a very poor decision and I am truly sorry for that,’ Jefferson said in a written apology to Wolves owner Glen Taylor, his teammates, coaches and ‘Wolves fans everywhere.’ David Kahn, the Wolves president for basketball operations, announced Jefferson will not play in Minnesota’s game at Dallas on Wednesday, nor its home game Saturday against Houston.”