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Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

Posted on: April 1, 2011 1:58 pm
 
Former NBA player and current NBA analyst Jalen Rose has been pulled from the air due to a recent DUI arrest. Posted by Ben Golliver. jalen-rose

It's been a wild month for former University of Michigan basketball star Jalen Rose, who released a controversial documentary about his time with the Fab Five and was arrested on DUI charges, which he managed to keep out of the news for weeks.

USA Today reports that Rose has been pulled from the television airwaves by ESPN, where he is currently an NBA analyst.
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!
The Poynter Review Project reports that Rose was not contractually obligated to disclose his DUI arrest to ESPN.
ESPN encourages its "talent" -- those employees and contractors who are paid to appear on the air or write for the Web or magazine -- to tell their bosses about potentially embarrassing personal issues that might become public. But no written policy explicitly requires them to come forward. 
This has really turned into a "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times" situation for Rose, whose documentary set ratings records but has now been overshadowed by his personal conduct and decision to bury negative headlines rather than own up to the situation. 

Rose was in a tough spot and he clearly chose to do what was best for himself and his project rather than what was best for his employer. That type of decision can have all sorts of long-term consequences. Whether Rose is being temporarily muzzled or cast aside remains to be seen. For now, it will be a lot harder to hear Rose's side of the story. 
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Comments

Since: Jul 11, 2008
Posted on: April 2, 2011 11:53 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

Thats one of the dumbest things I have ever read.  So your point is that because Rose comes from a broken home, he has the right to slander someone on national tv because he is "18 or 19 and coming from the city" because Rose's family failed to tell him that he should strive to be like Grant Hill.  The hilarious part is that "uncle tom" was 100 times the basketball player and person Rose will ever be.   

So would it have been ok if Laetner or Hurley then fired back just as offense terms back at Rose?  They would have just been "young and naive" too....Follow your logic through and you'll see it's obvious failings.  Based on your reasoning, anyone can say and do whatever you want without reprecussions if you are 18 or 19 and coming from the city (there are nice and bad parts of cities).

And how are Coach K and Grant Hill's reactions silly?  The guy called out all of the black players on Coack K's team, called out young black men trying to become better people (as well as basketball players).  Coach K defended his players and his program, which is what he should have done.  And why would Hill not mention it, which he did in an eloquent way?


Not at all.  You didnt read the rest of my post.  I said that he is 18 or 19, sorry that you fixated that i wrote he was coming from the city.  It could just as easily have been suburbia.  The point is that when you are young and immature your opinions are quite different than when you are a grown man.  Well, at least hopefully they are.  The Fab Five documentary had the players recalling how they felt about Duke, not necessarily how they currently feel.  If their opinions are still as they were when they were 18 or 19, then i think there is a problem.  However, I think they have all matured and realized how wrong they were.

If Laettner would have said the same thing in a Duke documentary, i would have also thought it was the naive opinion of a young kid.  The trend these days is to get offended so you can point fingers...I like coach K and was a Duke fan at the time, but I think the classier thing to say would have been those were the opinions of young kids with chips on their shoulders.  That's all that would have needed to be said.

Chill my man, dont be so sensitive.  in a few years, you might see how naive your comment is.



Since: Dec 30, 2009
Posted on: April 1, 2011 11:13 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

When you are not very good at your job, you should watch you step.  Jalen was not good at his job.  He made it easy for the network to remove him.  He doesn't have a very "likeable" personality either.  That's a big drawback for the job he was holding.  Just because he's had past basketball success, is not a good enough reason to force NBA fans to have to suffer through his sub-par performance as a commentator.  I hope they do not bring him back.  It's a prime opportunity to find a replacement for this jug-head.




Since: Nov 14, 2009
Posted on: April 1, 2011 10:51 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

Who cares?  



Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: April 1, 2011 10:38 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

 Do you know how many people have had a DUI.  I see white people do it everyday, and I don't say things like, "hey maybe if you picked up a book."  So that's what makes you an idiot.  Learn how to listen and maybe you won't be such a stupid American. 


Great job. Attack a perceived racist comment with racist comments of your own. Well done, hypocrite...



Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2011 10:18 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

SO IT IS OK FOR HIM TO DRINK AND DRIVE, GET CAUGHT , THEN HIDE IT FROM HIS EMPLOYER. BOTTOM LINE IS HE SHOULD LOSE HIS JOB AS WELL AS MYSELF IF I WAS IN THAT PREDICAMENT ALSO. HE IS AN IDIOT..LOL

Since when is not disclosing information to your employer the same as hiding information.  A criminal arrest is public information.  If ESPN wants to do background checks on its employees every week they can choose to do that.  How many of you tell your employers embarrassing things about what you do when off duty?  Only non-idiots should respond to that question.





Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2011 10:16 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

that Rose was not contractually obligated to disclose his DUI arrest to ESPN.

Actually he is contractually obligated to tell ESPN what happened in a timely manner. 3 weeks is not a timely manner

sbth34....did you even read the article?  Obviously you did not.





Since: Oct 3, 2007
Posted on: April 1, 2011 9:52 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

He was talking about when he was 18 or 19. I give him credit for knowing now he was not right back then.



Since: Oct 3, 2007
Posted on: April 1, 2011 9:50 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

I am not a Jalen Rose fan. In fact i graduated from Ohio State. Why cant people understand in the documentary, he was talking about the way he felt back then. I am sure he doesnt think Hill is an " Uncle Tom " now.



Since: Jan 28, 2008
Posted on: April 1, 2011 9:42 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

 SO IT IS OK FOR HIM TO DRINK AND DRIVE, GET CAUGHT , THEN HIDE IT FROM HIS EMPLOYER. BOTTOM LINE IS HE SHOULD LOSE HIS JOB AS WELL AS MYSELF IF I WAS IN THAT PREDICAMENT ALSO. HE IS AN IDIOT..LOL



Since: Apr 1, 2011
Posted on: April 1, 2011 9:22 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

Check your facts Jalen Rose did not graduate from Michigan in 3 years he left for the NBA after 3 years but he did ge earn a degree by enrolling in online classes at the Univ of Maryland College to complete his studies


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