Former pro and college basketball star Jalen Rose is expected to appear in court in April. He was charged in March on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to reports.
Police told the Associated Press that Rose – a former member of Michigan University’s legendary “Fab Five” lineup and now serving as an basketball analyst for ESPN – drove his Cadillac Escalade truck off an icy road in West Bloomfield, Mich. at 2 a.m. March 11.
Rose’s vehicle was then discovered by a passer-by, who called the police, according to the Detroit News. The icy conditions of the road he was driving on may be the cause of his accident, but police say Rose, 38, refused to take a Breathalyzer before he was taken to a local hospital for a blood-alcohol test. AP reports the test results are unavailable to the public as of now.
“We look forward to working with Michigan authorities and addressing any and all outstanding issues in court and not in the press,” said Rose’s attorney, Keith Davidson.
Rose’s employment at ESPN doesn’t appear in jeopardy as of now, but a spokesman for the network did announce they are “looking into it.”
Rose was recently featured in ESPN’s documentary, ‘Fab Five’ which highlighted Michigan’s star-studded freshman class of 1991, which went on to appear in the NCAA Championship in 1992 and 1993. He also played 13 seasons in the NBA, including a stint with the 2000 Eastern Conference Champion Indiana Pacers.