ESPN Gives Jalen Rose A HO SIT DOWN!!!

- By Bossip Staff

Jalen Rose just got the “ho sit down” from his employers after failing to tell them about his DUI arrest last month.

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!

On Thursday, ESPN’s new ombudsman at the Poynter Institute published a report blaming Rose for not informing his bosses in Bristol, Conn. about his run-in with the cops for weeks.

As a result, ESPN was scooped on a story about one of its own analysts when a Detroit TV station broke the news Rose had been cited for DUI by West Bloomfield, Michigan police on March 11. He’s slated to appear in court on April 20.

“Rose’s concealment compromises ESPN,” said the report by Poynter’s Kelly McBride and Regina McCombs.

Krulewitz said ESPN made the decision to pull Rose before Poynter issued its report. Rose apologized for his late night run-in with the law with this statement 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.

The former University of Michigan star executive produced ESPN Films’ highest-rated documentary, The Fab Five.

All the Duke “Uncle Toms” must be getting a good chuckle out of this!


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  • Darth H8ter

    Rose said he felt jealous and that way about Hill when he was 17. Jealousy i snothing new. You can see it in government and all throughout society. I understand why h felt that way, but put his words inperspective.

    The bigger problem i sthat he was driving to hi s”leadership” academt while under the influence.

  • Kenedy

    “basketball analyst”….they’ll do anything to come up with jobs nowdays huh

  • Y'all Be Trippin'

    Jalen Rose is super fine…if I was not married…Lawd hamercy

    • Fenomenal Black Woman

      I would get pregnanat just four the checks,the money is god

  • Intrinsic Beauty

    Jalen Rose is still fine as hell…

  • maru-chan

    Dayum AND the brotha has to be in court on 4/20, that’s all bad. We’ll put one in the air for ya J!

    Lmao @kenedy I want to be a basketball analyst when I grow up too

  • Greeneyedbandit

    @Jalen Rose,maybe next time u will be slow to judge others,and quick to judge your d*m self! Lol

  • Dani

    they just mad cuz jalen spoke the truth about DUKE and this shows you that the elite run this world now all of a sudden he has a dui and he’s losing his job because of the dui yeah right its because of his comments about those uncle toms and the mistreatment of the ncaa players

  • Rob

    J.R. does a Great Job at espn. Would hate to see. Him lose his job do the right thing espn My God Bless you J.R.

  • RazeKane

    What a goddam fool…next time report that chit with a quickness..don’t this dude realize, even his white bosses get busted doin the same sshhh, BUT they can get away with that BS…not you KNEEGROE!!


    This is a damn shame over something he did an interview about when he was 18-19 years of age. DAMN the press!

  • Laughing @ You!

    Nice Photo.Black love!

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