So did he get a bad deal or what he deserved? Former Michigan basketball star Jalen Rose was sentenced to 20 days in jail Wednesday in a Bloomfield Hills courtroom. His attorneys are furious saying the judge grandstanded with the sentence and that probation and a fine were more appropriate. They may appeal. Rose admitted to drinking six martinis in May in suburban Detroit, then crashing his SUV. His sentence begins August 2nd.
The point is don't drink and drive. Rose had plenty of notable people go to bat for him for leniency but the judge didn't buy any of it and lectured him for 15 minutes before ordering him to spend 20 days behind jail bars. Why he would risk his ESPN career is curious and while he is building a new school in the area, he was foolish to take such a gamble for the penalty he has now received.
Even if he wins on appeal and doesn't have to serve jail time, doubtful I'm told, you wonder how all of this will affect his future broadcasting status. It's not worth the hassle to drink and drive and Rose likely would be the first to admit that today.