By Professor Fred Whitted NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — The title above...
Jalen Rose faces April court date
WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Former NBA and Fab Five standout Jalen Rose is scheduled to appear in court in April after being issued a citation earlier this month on suspicion of drunken driving.
Rose, now an ESPN analyst, was driving at 2 a.m. ET on March 11 when his Cadillac Escalade went off the side of an icy road, West Bloomfield police said.
A passer-by called police, who discovered the vehicle, the Detroit News reported.
Rose declined to take a Breathalyzer and was taken to a hospital for a blood-alcohol test, the results of which were unavailable.
Police said road conditions were icy and may have been a factor in Rose’s car going off the road. Rose had no comment Tuesday night.
An ESPN spokesman said the network was “looking into it.”
Keith Davidson, a Los Angeles-based attorney representing Rose, said the former player and his legal team “look forward to working with Michigan authorities and addressing any and all outstanding issues in court and not in the press.”
The 38-year-old Rose played 13 years in the NBA, reaching the Finals with Indiana in 2000. He was also part of Michigan’s famous Fab Five, which reached the NCAA title game in 1992 and 1993.
Rose was part of a recent ESPN documentary on the Fab Five.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.