News recently broke that the 38-year-old former NBA player was arrested for DUI after flipping his SUV. That incident actually happened on March 11, and Rose just recently informed his employers. As a result, ESPN is stripping Rose of his on-air duties until further notice.
“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,” says ESPN spokesperson Josh Krulewitz
Rose, who recently jumped into the media spotlight after a fuss was made over comments he stated about Duke players on the recently premiered Fab Five documentary, issued a statement apologizing for his actions earlier this week:
“On March 11th, I was driving to my home when I was involved in a single vehicle automobile accident. I voluntarily submitted to blood alcohol screening because I was confident it was safe for me to drive. Although I was not feeling impaired, the results of these tests indicate that my blood alcohol level was above the legal limit. I regret the decision to drive home that evening and am grateful that no one was hurt in the accident. I apologize to my family, my employer and each and every one of my supporters for my lapse in judgment. I am particularly sorry for disappointing those who trust me to serve as a role model for young people. I accept full responsibility for my actions and look forward to a resolution of the legal matter as soon as possible.”
Rose is scheduled to appear in court on April 20.