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Posts Tagged ‘Stephon Marbury’

Jalen Rose Admits To Being Over Legal Limit

ESPN NBA analyst Jalen Rose released a statement Wednesday regarding his March 11 DUI arrest:

“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.”

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Joe Poz Harps on the Hall of Fame

We didn’t mention the Hall of Fame announcement yesterday because others covered it so well, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t note Joe Posnanski‘s wonderful analysis of What It All Means.

Poz notes the big names up in the next few years – Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, Mike Piazza, Craig Biggio, Curt Schilling, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Mike Mussina, Frank Thomas – and worries that the voters’ treatment of Mark McGwire will discourage anyone who took steroids from coming clean. (Poz was one of the few who did vote for the slugger.)

We all know he isn’t the only player in his era or on those ballots who used steroids. He’s just the one who came forth and admitted it and said it was wrong and that he was sorry. If the Hall of Fame voters feel like they should punish McGwire for admitting he used steroids – even if he was evasive about the effects – then it seems to me that we are discouraging anyone from coming clean. It’s almost like the voters don’t really want to know the truth. Maybe we would rather think the worst.

It’s a valid point, especially as the Hall continues to attempt to position itself as a bastion of morality. Wouldn’t getting players to come clean be the best thing to do?