Jalen Rose Released From Jail

The ESPN commentator serves 16 days for DUI conviction.


EURweb is reporting that former basketball star and ESPN commentator Jalen Rose has been released from jail after serving 16 days for a DUI conviction.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Department in California tells the Associated Press that Rose was released early Thursday from the jail in Pontiac. He reported to jail Aug. 2 to begin a 20-day sentence from a judge who's known for tough punishments, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Rose crashed his sports utility vehicle in March after drinking six large martinis. The 38-year-old pleaded guilty in May.

After his release just after midnight, Rose tweeted: "Back on the block & the grind continues ... Live. Love. Learn. & Leave a Legacy–THANKS to EVERYONE for the prayers & well wishes."

We're glad to see Rose have such a positive attitude about his future and his acknowledgment that he learned something from the incident. For those who said that he was punished more harshly because he's a celebrity -- this is true. But the real value in this experience is that someone, including him, will think twice before drinking and driving again.

Read more at EURweb.

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