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MavsFanFinley
12-31-2008, 11:31 AM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=AhlaGqUUuIoazCsmugPykSe8vLYF?slug=ap-charlesbarkley-arrest&prov=ap&type=lgns

Charles Barkley arrested on suspicion of DUI

2 hours, 14 minutes ago
AP - Dec 31, 8:20 am EST
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP)

—Charles Barkley was arrested on suspicion of drinking and driving early Wednesday.

An officer with a law enforcement task force that targets drunken driving saw the former NBA star run a stop sign around 1:30 a.m., said Gilbert police Lt. Eric Shuhandler.

Barkley declined to submit to a breath test but was given a blood test. The results weren’t immediately available.

After Barkley was processed, he was cited and released. He left in a cab, Shuhandler said.

Shuhandler said there was nothing remarkable about the 45-year-old Barkley’s arrest and that it is customary to release people after they’ve been arrested on suspicion of DUI.

“There was nothing unusual about how he was taken into custody,” Shuhandler said. “He was treated exactly like we treat anybody else.”

Barkley was arrested in Scottsdale’s Old Town area, one of the trendiest spots in the Phoenix metro area.

A television commentator for NBA games, the former Auburn player was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame last month.

He played 16 NBA seasons for the Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets, and played on the 1992 and 1996 Olympic teams. Barkley was an 11-time NBA All-Star and league MVP in 1993.

Selected one the NBA’s 50 greatest players in 1996, he was inducted into the 2006 Basketball Hall of Fame.

iella
12-31-2008, 12:14 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/12/31/charles.barkley.arrest/index.html

Flacolaco
12-31-2008, 12:18 PM
Did his breath smell "turrrible" ?

Bayliss
12-31-2008, 01:05 PM
Will he be on the air tonight?

BGMaverick9
12-31-2008, 04:07 PM
I'm sure he will, and any time something personal happens he's very open and candid about it on air.

I love Barkley, but come on...don't be such a *Barkley Voice* knucklehead.

Flacolaco
01-02-2009, 09:01 AM
From The Smoking Gun:
http://sportsmediablog.dallasnews.com/archives/2009/01/charles-barkley-yes-drinking-a.html

"...Charles Barkley told Arizona cops that he ran a stop sign because he was in a hurry to pick up a girl who had "given him (oral sex) one week earlier," which the former NBA star described as "the best one he had ever had in his life." According to a Gilbert Police Department report."

No reaction to the whole shmear yet from his employers at TNT. Because of the New Year's holiday, the network doesn't have its usual Thursday night doubleheader scheduled. Nor have the good people of Alabama who may someday see his name on the ballot in the race for governor weighed in.

Chuck always did tell it like it is.

SeriousSummer
01-02-2009, 09:51 AM
Best excuse for running a stop sign. Ever.

MavsFanFinley
01-02-2009, 11:43 AM
I love Barkley but what a disappointment. I like that he owns up to everything and knows how stupid it was at least. He's always been very candid about stuff on the air.

Hitman
01-04-2009, 10:12 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/03/sports/basketball/03araton.html?em