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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: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: April 1, 2011 8:50 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

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




Since: May 26, 2009
Posted on: April 1, 2011 8:39 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

obviously you have your head in the sand if you think race is not an issue in this country.  please slavery ended and the kkk began. funny in the 60 we were fighting for the right to vote, it a new century and were fighting for survival thanks  to the police. wake up



Since: Jan 23, 2009
Posted on: April 1, 2011 8:35 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

Hahahahaaha BuckeyeInzane remember Art Slickster?  Robbing old grandma's recently and will be going back home to The Ohio State Penitentary if not already there.  I'm sure you're aware what race he belongs to you racist thug. Go Blue punk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: April 1, 2011 8:10 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

Dude said that at the time he thought the black players on Duke were Uncle Toms.  Rose was 18 or 19 and coming from the city.

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?

Did you see the comments from the SDSU basketball team after they watched the doc with Coach Fisher?  All they could talk about were Rose's comments, how much they admired him for speaking his mind.  That's the issue right here...those 18-20 "young and naive" kids do not see what Rose has done in the Detroit community.  They couldnt care less the good he does.  To them, he is the guy who calls people uncle toms and speaks his mind....  




Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2011 7:51 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

First of all Jalen graduated from Michigan in 3 years.  I bet because he's black you think he never picked up a book.  Is that what you're saying?  You probably never even saw the documentary.  If you did you would not be saying the things that you think Jalen portrays.  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. 



Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2011 7:50 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

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.
Now I'm no Jalen Rose fan....but there's a BIG difference between choosing not to disclose the personal aspects of Rose's DUI to ESPN, which he was not contractually obligated to do....and burying negative headlines.  What the hell does that mean anyway?  Rose is not responsible for writing sports copy for the local papers.  He is not a copy editor who chooses where a story might run in a paper.

ESPN has no reason to be embarrassed by the unfortunate decision Rose made to get behind the wheel of his car while intoxicated.  His status is what makes his DUI newsworthy.  Normal Joes would never read about their DUI charge in the local paper, unless they lived in Hickville, USA where news is real slow.

ESPN should stop trying to look holier than thou.  They have committed embarrassing blunders on their own without the help of their analysts.



Since: Jul 11, 2008
Posted on: April 1, 2011 7:48 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

The Fab Five was a great documentary.  It is a shame that his actions are distracting from it.  The Uncle Tom references are being waaaayyyy overblown.  Dude said that at the time he thought the black players on Duke were Uncle Toms.  Rose was 18 or 19 and coming from the city.  He probably did not even really realize what an Uncle Tom was, but he was just trying to build the context of the matchup between Duke and the Fab Five.  Everyone looks for a reason to get all fired up and I think that Coach K and Grant Hill should have watched that portion of the documentary again and realized that they were the words of young, ignorant men.  However, Coach K's and Grant Hill's reactions were silly and they have no excuse for being young and naive.



Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: April 1, 2011 7:36 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

Do a little research on the "Uncle Tom" reference. Your comment doesn't make any sense.



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: April 1, 2011 7:35 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

if you respect Jalen Rose, you obviously have no clue about class or anything else for that matter.  Jalen Rose represents what is wrong with this country.  Years after slavery is abolished, years after everyone has an equal opportunity, he continues to be the face of the "race card".  I'm so tired of seeing people like him get a chance to have a public voice and use it negatively.  It's time people start realizing they control their own destiny, that if you want to believe racism is what is holding you back when we have an african american president, that truly, you, yourself is the only driving force holding you back.  The world is a better place now that we no longer have to listen to another uneducated, unintelligent basketball player run his mouth about issues that are non factors.  I for one hope we never hear from him again.  Give Grant Hill his job, at least he has class and probably picked up a book while he was in college.



Since: Apr 1, 2011
Posted on: April 1, 2011 7:26 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

Jalen Rose is one of the few analysts' that I respect.  He knows his basketball and he knows the personnel.  In his documentary, he stated how he felt at the time, good for him.  One of the things I've always liked about Jalen Rose is that he isn't afraid to say what's on his mind.  Those things others are afraid to say.  He should be back.  He's the best NBA analyst ESPN has.


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