ESPN pulls analyst Jalen Rose off air for failing to report arrest
ESPN has pulled Jalen Rose off the air for failing to report he was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving.
The USA Today reported Friday that it took Rose, a former Michigan basketball player working as an analyst for ESPN, nearly three weeks to inform his employer of the arrest.
WDIV-TV in Detroit first reported that Rose had been cited for a DUI in West Bloomfield on March 11. He's slated to appear in court on April 20.
Rose issued the following apology earlier this week:
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.
Rose was previously in the news for his controversial remarks in the "Fab Five" documentary he produced, which aired on ESPN earlier this month.