*All, of a sudden, Jalen Rose can’t seem to stay away from controversy. We all know about his “Uncle Tom” allegations against Duke University and Grant Hill, the subsequent fallout from that and the revelation of his DUI last week.
Well, speaking of DUI, that’s what got him back in doo-doo again. This time with his bosses at ESPN because he tell them about it. It looks like they may have found out when we did, too.
Here’s what USA Today is reporting:
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!
On Thursday, ESPN’s new ombudsman at the Poynter Institute published a report blaming Rose for not informing his bosses in Bristol, Conn. about his run-in with the cops for weeks.
As a result, ESPN was scooped on a story about one of its own analysts when a Detroit TV station broke the news Rose had been cited for DUI by West Bloomfield, Michigan police on March 11. He’s slated to appear in court on April 20.
Read/learn more at USA Today.