ESPN pulled NBA analyst Jalen Rose off the air on Friday following his DUI arrest which he kept under wraps for just over 3 weeks, according to Michael McCarthy of USA Today.
“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!
Jalen Rose, who surfaced more than usual recently, because of the ESPN Film’s Fab Five documentary, issued an apology earlier this week in regards to his DUI arrest:
On March 11th, I was driving to my home when I was involved in a single vehicle automobile accident. I voluntarily submitted to blood alcohol screening because I was confident it was safe for me to drive. Although I was not feeling impaired, the results of these tests indicate that my blood alcohol level was above the legal limit. I regret the decision to drive home that evening and am grateful that no one was hurt in the accident. 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.
We will keep you updated as we hear more.
via USA Today