Play Fantasy The Most Award Winning Fantasy game with real time scoring, top expert analysis, custom settings, and more. Play Now
Blog Entry

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. 
Category: NBA
Tags: Jalen Rose
 
Comments

Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: April 1, 2011 2:39 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

At least he aint no Uncle tom, screw the blue eyed devil!



Since: Jan 28, 2010
Posted on: April 1, 2011 2:31 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

Charles Barkley is not white, so how can he be a racist?



Since: Jan 28, 2010
Posted on: April 1, 2011 2:29 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

Exactly. I hate fake ass pvnks like Jalen Rose who get up in another black man's face and act hard and then cry like a bitch when the real man shows up.



Since: Jan 28, 2010
Posted on: April 1, 2011 2:25 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

This could not have happened to a nicer guy. Look up uncle tom in the dictionary and you will find a picture of Jalen Rose. How ironic that he calls other black men uncle toms on world wide television for the benefits of his white masters then is whacked over the knuckles by same white masters. Karma is a beeeyatch!



Since: Jul 6, 2008
Posted on: April 1, 2011 2:24 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

way to bring Michael Vick into it d-bag.  You act like this has nothing to do with replacability. 



Since: Jul 6, 2008
Posted on: April 1, 2011 2:22 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

maybe now he can stop being an Uncle Tom and start keeping it real again.  Heck, might as well make a comeback to basketball.  He's only 38.  This man sold his soul to ESPN time and time again and then they cast him aside just over this.  I dont condone drinking and driving at all, but they couldve forgiven this.  I hated him as an analyst cause he seems like such a sell out sheep but I dont think this is fair.  He has a false idea of what success truly is, and the only thing I found noteworthy about the Grant Hill comments is that Rose has been a much bigger Uncle Tom than Hill over the past few years.



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2011 2:19 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

Good, he deserves it. I love what he said about the Dukies but the guy is still an arrogant prick.



Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: April 1, 2011 2:17 pm
 

Jalen Rose pulled from TV after DUI cover-up

Jalen Rose is punk no doubt, but how come he loses his job and Charlse "the racist big mouth" Barkley still has his?  I guess people just pick and choose who they want to punish and how they want to punish them, just like that psychopathic dog killing scum bag Michael Vick.  He should still be in jail for what he did, instead of out in public making 20 mil a year. 


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com