Jalen Rose Apologizes for Drunken Driving Citation But Insists He Wasn’t ‘Feeling Impaired’


March 30, 2011

Jalen Rose has come clean about his drunk driving accusations.

Rose, currently an ESPN basketball analyst, apologized Wednesday for an incident involving drunken driving earlier this month, according to ESPN.

According to the police report, Rose careened off the road in his Cadillac Escalade en route to his Detroit home. He then refused a Breathalyzer test at the scene and was taken to a hospital, where a blood-alcohol test revealed that he was above the legal limit.

In his statement, Rose acknowledged that "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," he added. "I apologize to my family, my employer and each and every one of my supporters for my lapse in judgment."

The former "Fab Five" member remains at the center of controversy, as fallout from his documentary The Fab Five sparked debate on his "Uncle Tom" comments directed toward Grant Hill and Duke basketball players. 

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