Jalen Rose Sentenced To 20 Days In Jail For DUI Arrest

Jalen Rose has been sentenced to 20 days in jail stemming from a DUI arrest in Michigan last March.

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Jalen Rose Sentenced To 20 Days In Jail For DUI Arrest, Lawyer Furious

ESPN NBA analyst Jalen Rose has received a sentence of 20 days in jail stemming from an arrest last March for driving under the influence in Michigan. Rose's total sentence is 92 days, but all but 20 days are suspended. Rose will also be on probation for the year under the sentence.

Rose had plead guilty to the charge in May, telling a judge he had six martinis and a blood-alcohol level of 0.12, over the 0.88 legal limit in Michigan. However, Rose's lawyer has spoken out against the charge. Via TMZ:

Attorney Keith Davidson tells TMZ, "The 20-day jail sentence issued today by this Michigan judge is outrageous."

He adds, "Today we saw a horrendous example of judicial temperament and discretion."

Davidson claimed that Rose's clean criminal record should have been taken into account more before the punishment was made. He also suggested Rose was subject to "abuse and discretion" by the judge.

For more on Rose, visit Maize N Brew and SB Nation Detroit.

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Jalen Rose Admits To DUI Arrest, Apologizes For 'Lapse In Judgement'

Jalen Rose issued a statement through his website on Wednesday in which he admitted to his DUI arrest on March 11. In the release, Rose acknowledged his accident and "voluntarily submitted to a blood alcohol screening" because he did not feel inebriated and believed he was fully cognizant to drive. However, the results showed he was above the legal limit.

Admitting regret over the event, Rose went on to apologize to his family and his employer, ESPN. Rose was also a subject in a recent ESPN documentary that focused on Rose and his Fab Five teammates while members of the Michigan basketball team in the early 90s.

He also apologized to those who looked to him as a role model for what he termed a "lapse in judgment." His court date is still scheduled for April 20, which he hopes will bring resolution to the situation.

For more on Rose, visit Maize N Brew and SB Nation Detroit.

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Jalen Rose Arrested For DUI Two Days Before Fab Five Documentary Aired

Jalen Rose was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving on March 11 in Michigan's West Bloomfield township. Police said the former Michigan Wolverines star refused to take a breathalyzer test and was taken to a nearby hospital for blood testing after being seen swerving off the side of the road.

It's certainly interesting timing, considering ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary on Rose and his college teammates premiered only two nights after the arrest. Hard to believe this story remained under the radar as Rose's reflection on thinking of black Duke basketball players as a bunch of "Uncle Toms" generated an ongoing in-house ESPN controversy.

Rose's court date is set for April 20, the same as Harvey Updyke, that guy who poisoned those trees in Auburn. How will a nation torn between Rose and Updyke handle the non-stop legal coverage?

For more on Rose, visit Maize N Brew and SB Nation Detroit.

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