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Jalen Rose Sentenced to 20 Days in Jail for Drunk Driving

ESPN basketball commentator Jalen Rose has been sentenced to 20 days in jail for driving while intoxicated, or approximately 3.3 days per martini (six) that Rose admitted to drinking before rolling his Cadillac Escalade in Michigan in March.

Rose will report to the Oakland County Jail on Tuesday to be housed with 1,200 other inmates.

His defense attorney had pleaded with the judge not to send Rose to jail, but to no avail.

“Jalen Rose’s whole life has been about community service,” James Burdick said. “He has accepted his responsibility from the very first day. The most difficult thing Jalen has had to do is sit down with his young children and explain what daddy has done.”

Rose, in a brief statement, said he has been “humbled and humiliated by this process.”

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