ESPN has suspended NBA analyst Jalen Rose from the airwaves as a result of his March 11 DUI arrest. His name came under scrutiny again after it was revealed he was arrested in Detroit on the suspicion of drunken driving after he was involved in a single-car accident in a Detroit suburb. A Detroit news station broke the story weeks after Rose’s arrest and before ESPN leaving questions as to whether or not Jalen Rose reported the incident to his ESPN bosses.
"I apologize to my family, my employer and each and every one of my supporters for my lapse in judgment. I am particularly sorry for disappointing those who trust me to serve as a role model for young people. I accept full responsibility for my actions and look forward to a resolution of the legal matter as soon as possible."
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Unfortunately, Jalen Rose’s apology rings a bit hollow.
If he was truly sorry, he’d have admitted his lapse to ESPN before a Detroit news station broke the story. But Rose was worried about the impact on his Fab’ Five documentary, which was scheduled to air as part of ESPN's 30-for-30 series.
Rose has talent. He’s personable and isn’t afraid to speak his mind –regardless of what others think. Hopefully, he exercises better judgment going forward, and we can hear and watch him on-air again soon.
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