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ESPN basketball analyst Jalen Rose pleaded guilty to drunk driving today, admitting to the judge that he drank six martinis on the night of March 11 before he veered off a snowy road in Michigan and rolled his Cadillac Escalade. When police arrived, Rose insisted he hadn’t been drinking, but roadside and hospital tests proved Rose’s blood-alcohol was above the legal limit. He came clean to the judge on Tuesday.
“I’m embarrassed to say I had six drinks that evening,” Rose said softly.
When the judge asked how large the drinks were, Rose replied: “I’m embarrassed to say probably too big.”
He faces up to 93 days in jail, a $500 fine and court costs when he’s sentenced July 27.
A trio of ESPN analysts shared their thoughts on the life of Ballesteros:
Andy North, two-time U.S. Open Champion – “I played quite a bit of golf with him over those years. He was really a special player. He had such a flare for the game. He was one of those players that the fans just bond to. They loved the way he played. He was aggressive, he was entertaining to watch. And I think that of all the players I played with, he probably had the best imagination of anybody I ever saw. He was fun to watch even when you were playing with him. Read more
Starting this fall, FX will carry college football.
Fox Sports on FX will carry a minimum of 13 games from the Pac-12, Big 12 and Conference USA. The games will be produced by Fox Sports and air on Saturdays, during the day and in primetime.
”Sports programming is a key component that has been missing on FX for a while and we look forward to its return on our schedule,” FX President John Landgraf told Variety. ”This NCAA football package will feature some of the nation’s marquee schools and matchups, and it will be a great addition to our lineup. It will also provide an excellent promotional platform for our returning hit original series and primetime movies this fall.” Read more
The Bills-Browns game on Sunday will be blacked out and won’t be shown within a 75-mile radius around Buffalo.
Considering the Bills defense are last in rushing, it’s probably for the best that they don’t get to watch Peyton Hillis and the vaunted Browns offense.
Below are the broadcast teams for Week 14 of “Where in the World is Gus Johnson?” Read more
Bo LaMotte plans to step down as senior vice president of distribution at Universal Sports. He’s been with the network since its 2006 inception.
“Being one of the original employees and creating the incredible success story at Universal Sports has been rewarding,” LaMotte said in a release announcing his departure. “It is a great team and I wish them continued success.”
LaMotte increased the distribution of Universal Sports from zero households to 63 million during his tenure.
He leaves to pursue other business opportunities. The full release is after the jump.