Rose starts serving prison sentence
Former University of Michigan basketball star Jalen Rose began serving a 20-day prison sentence Tuesday for drunk driving.
Rose, 38, arrived at the Oakland County jail just outside Detroit, Mich., at 8:00am local time, jogging past the camped-out media awaiting his arrival, the Detroit Free Press reported.
The former star point guard was sentenced last week to 93 days in jail after pleading guilty to drunk driving, but will serve 20. His expected release date is Aug. 18, with two days dropped from his sentence for good time served, according to the Free Press.
Rose was arrested March 11 in a suburb of Detroit after a single-vehicle crash in which his Cadillac Escalade rolled over.
Police said Rose failed field sobriety tests and a blood test later showed he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.12, above the legal limit of 0.08. No one was injured in the crash.
Rose was sentenced by Judge Kimberley Small of the 48th District Court in Bloomfield Township, Mich., who is reportedly known for handing down harsher penalties for first-time drunk driving offenders. Rose had no prior criminal record.
Rose was the point guard of Michigan’s storied "Fab Five" freshman class that went on to reach back-to-back national championship games. He played in the NBA from 1994 to 2007, spending the most time with the Indiana Pacers from 1996 to 2002.
Rose was suspended April 1 from his current job at ESPN after failing to notify his bosses about the arrest. He returned to the air two weeks later at the start of the NBA Playoffs.