Jalen Rose has been arrested for drunk driving. Sad day, indeed. The media backlash will probably be awful considering the timing of this coupled with the documentary.
BREAKING NEWS: Jalen Rose arrested for drunk driving
How bout just: Fuck Jason Whitlock
Whitlock: "Hope he kept it real and was drinking Henny. Them Duke boys drink Vodka."
Jalen is an idiot, but I wonder if anyone in the MSM will remember Bobby Hurley's DUI, which occurred not long after Duke beat the Fab Five for the title.
BTW, I don't want to sound callous given that Hurley later almost lost his life when a drunk driver hit him. The point is that Hurley committed his crime while still a Duke student, while the Fab Five were labeled a bunch of thugs even though I don't recall any run-ins with the law other than Jalen's infamous "crack house" incident.
Well if he was drinking and driving, let's just be glad no one was seriously hurt by his mistake.
Actually techincally speaking he didn't commit a crime*. After crashing his car, he refused the breathalizer. We're still waiting to hear back from his bloodwork if he was drunk. For all we know, he could have been under the legal limit.
And I'd also argue that a crime can be a mistake. He clearly made a wrong decision at some point in the evening to drink too much or to even attempt to drive.
*unless refusing the breathalizer is a crime?
Well that sucks.
Wow, wtf jalen?
So much for Dantonio taking any heat.
This happened 3 weeks ago.
Jalen is hosed. I think his overall reputation took a HUGE turn for the worse nationally after the airing of the Fab 5 documentary - and now this. I was a senior during the Fab 5's freshman year, and was actually in the locker room with the players during the tourney selections show march '92 (working for the university). The documentary he did could have been so much better and so much more positive than it was. I don't think I'm going out on a limb by saying his broadcasting career will slowly spiral down to become nonexistent in a few years. Over time, that documentary will end up doing much much more damage than good to memory of the Fab 5 yrs as people look back on it say 10 or 20 yrs from now.
The documentary he did could have been so much better and so much more positive than it was.
The players, except for Mr. Webber, grew up on the streets of Detroit and other urban areas. Their story is not a warm and/or fuzzy one. Sorry if the strong language and behind-the-scenes look at college basketball was not to your taste.
I don't think I'm going out on a limb by saying his broadcasting career will slowly spiral down to become nonexistent in a few years.
Really? After all the publicity he just generated from a documentary on a 20-year-old college basketball team? His career has certainly improved in the eyes of people who do not particulary care for Duke. Besides which, he's probably made his millions at this point and retiring is certainly an option if he's planned his finances properly, and we have no reason to think that he has not.
Over time, that documentary will end up doing much much more damage than good to memory of the Fab 5 yrs as people look back on it say 10 or 20 yrs from now.
Judging by the reactions on this board, I would say a brand new generation of Michigan fans has been turned on to the mystique and ultimately the tragedy of the Fab Five, and I for one am grateful to get to watch the documentary and the interviews. I agree that the lack of Mr. Webber was a blow against it, but it's not 2013 yet. Consider this documentary a "down payment" on a more complete picture that will emerge as soon as Mr. Webber's term of separation from the University is over.
for Jalen's rep
So much for getting out in front of a story and heading off bad news before it gets worse. Or perhaps, "Wait until the documentary has aired before anybody (most particularly the Executive Producer) says anything..."
Drunk driving kills and injures thousands of people every year. Car makers respond with air bags and seat belts but why not installing a blow and go in a car? At what point does cost out weigh the risk?
Because unless it became a law that all cars needed to be made that way, very few people would buy a car with that feature.
Automakers don't improve car safety to keep people safe, they improve car safety because it sells more cars. Keeping people safe is a nice by-product. An airbag is never (well, almost never) an inconvenience to the driver, and is certainly never seen that way. Anyone who drinks on occasion would probably not buy a "blow and go" car, nor would anyone hoping to sell their car to anyone who might drink.
A feature that eliminates buyers will never fly unless it is mandated by the government.
Or really, when do we just take away people's ability to make decisions? By citing mistakes I can show society clearly can't handle themselves, so it's probably time we get a group to handle decision making for them.
You would not fit in to Wyoming very well. People have these things call Rights.
You mean the right not to get killed by a drunk driver? That's the point--you wouldn't mandate blow and go for the driver.
bad weather conditions, rough intersection......right?
Ha. Aw, Dave Chappelle.
Knowing several people who have not only been injured, but died, in drunk driving accidents...I don't have much sympathy for him.
According to that above link, "a passer-by called officers to report seeing a Cadillac Escalade that appeared to have gone off the side of the road".
Did anyone actualy see him driving the Escalade? Also, he refused to take a breathalyzer at the scene. Looks like a good defense lawyer has a good chance of getting the charges dismissed.
The linked article says he took a blood test so depending on how long that took, I'm not sure refusing the breathalyzer is significant.
Regardless, this is pretty disappointing.
Jalen was arrested in West Bloomfield. The blood test was administered at Henry Ford Hospital. By the time the blood test was administered, some of the alcohol would have been absorbed in his system and he might have been below the legal limit.
Also, it sounds like he was on the side of the road, not caught in the act of driving. Looks like a circumstantial case that will be pleaded out or dismissed.
You don't think that they bundled Jalen into a squad car and drove him 45 minutes down the Lodge to HFH do you? No; they took him 10 minutes over to the Henry Ford Hospital W. Bloomfield Center ER.
And, his case will be heard in the 48th District Court. Now I don't do those kinds of cases there, but the three judges are Kimberly Small, Diane D'Agostini and Marc Barron. That's at least two very bad choices out of three for a dui defendant.
until proven guilty. Lets wait for the process to work itself out. I am happy to see that his star power did not get him "out of it" but he has his right of the presumption of innocence.
Only white people and uncle toms get caught drinking and driving.
...innocent until prove guilty.
Only people affiliated with Michigan are innocent until proven guilty.
Damn it Jalen. Sounds like this happened a while ago.
I have no legal credentials, but I do keep my eyes open. Here's what I think will happen:
I'm betting he pleas this one out. His expensive lawyer will argue "probable cause." Since law enforcement in the Detroit area isn't nearly as "color blind" it they should be, that could enter into the mix, too. I am betting this one ends up a ticket like "careless driving" or "driving too fast for conditions."
Due to the social climate nowadays, ESPN will probably suspend him for a week in the summer when the case is disposed.