PONTIAC, Mich. – ESPN analyst and former NBA player Jalen Rose was released early Thursday from a suburban Detroit jail after serving time for drunken driving.
Rose, 38, was released from the Oakland County Jail after 16 days behind bars, the sheriff's department told The Associated Press. He reported to jail Aug. 2 to begin a 20-day sentence from a judge who's known for tough punishments.
An email seeking comment was sent early Thursday to a lawyer for Rose.
When he pleaded guilty in May to driving while intoxicated, Rose told the judge he drank six martinis before crashing his SUV in March along a snowy road in West Bloomfield Township. He apologized after his sentencing.
Just hours after hearing his sentence, police said Rose was given a speeding ticket in the Detroit suburb of Clawson. Rose was clocked going 46 mph in a 25-mph zone, and was given a citation for going at least 10 mph over the limit, police said.
After playing at the University of Michigan as part of the Fab Five, Rose played for six teams during a 13-year NBA career, including six years with the Indiana Pacers. He currently works for ESPN as a pro basketball analyst.