Retired NBA player Jalen Rose was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving earlier this month and now faces an April court date.
The former University of Michigan member and current analyst for ESPN was picked up by police in West Bloomfield, Mich. on March 11 after his Cadillac Escalade went off the side of an icy road, Detroit News reporter.
Rose refused to take a Breathalyzer and was taken to a hospital for a blood-alcohol test.
Police officials said icy road conditions may have contributed to Rose's car sliding off the road.
An ESPN spokesman said the network was looking into it.
Rose’s Los Angeles-based attorney, Keith Davidson, said his client look forward to working with Michigan authorities and addressing any and all outstanding issues in court and not in the press.
Rose, 38, played thirteen years in the NBA but is probably better known as being part of the “Fab Five” at the University of Michigan in the early 1990s.
He recently created some controversy when a documentary he produced on the Fab Five for ESPN made some disparaging remarks about black players on the Duke University basketball team.
Rose referred to those players, including Grant Hill, as ”Uncle Toms.”