NBC Sportscaster Al Michaels Arrested On DUI Charge

NBC Sportscaster Al Michaels Arrested On DUI ChargeAccording to a report from TMZ, sportscaster Al Michaels was arrested on Friday night for suspicion of DUI.

‘Field sobriety’

Al Michaels — perhaps the most well-known sportscaster in the world — was arrested Friday night for suspicion of DUI … TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Michaels went through a DUI checkpoint in Santa Monica at approximately 10:00 PM on Friday and when he spoke to officers, they detected an odor of alcohol.

We’re told he was pulled over and given a field sobriety and after performing poorly, he was placed under arrest. Michaels was released from jail at 4:15 AM on Saturday on his own recognizance.

‘Reportedly cooperative’

Via TMZ’s report, Michaels posted a “.08 and a .09 in two breathalyzer tests.” The legal blood-alcohol content in most states is 0.08. He was also reportedly cooperative with law enforcement agents.

Michaels is one of the most famous sports announcers in the country and currently handles the play-by-play duties for the Sunday Night Football broadcasts alongside former NFL player Cris Collinsworth, a post he took in 2006.

Do you think NBC should take some disciplinary action against Al Michaels for getting arrested for DUI? Or should they just give the man a break?

Source: Timothy Rapp, Bleacher Report

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Richard Sherman: ‘About Half’ Of NFL Players Use Adderall

Richard Sherman 'About Half' Of NFL Players Use AdderallSeattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman believes the NFL should lift its ban on Adderall because it’s used by a large group of players, which he estimates at around half the league, reports Mike Beamish of The Vancouver Sun.

‘Ill-informed and inaccurate’

Said Sherman:

About half the league takes it (Adderall) and the league has to allow it. The league made a mistake in my case. Obviously, I didn’t do anything, but you have to go through a process to prove you didn’t do anything. There are still naysayers out there who don’t believe me. But I accept it. If everybody loves you, it probably means you’re not much of a player.

The NFL has responded to Sherman’s statements about the league’s ban on Adderall, according to a report from TMZ. Per the NFL spokesman’s statements:

“The comments are ill-informed and inaccurate.  Adderall is easily detected under current testing and will result in a suspension absent an approved therapeutic use exemption.”

‘Widespread use’

Adderall is a prescription stimulant, commonly used for the treatment of attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity, Beamish states. Use of it by NFL players would currently result in a suspension, but Sherman thinks the widespread use should change the league’s outlook.

The talented cornerback was nearly suspended for four games last season after traces of the stimulant were found in his urine, as reported by Vinnie Iyer of Sporting News. Sherman appealed the punishment and won his case, allowing him to keep playing.

Do you believe half of the NFL players actually use Adderall? Considering Richard Sherman’s statement, do you think the NFL should lift the ban on Adderall?

Source: Tim Daniels, Bleacher Report

Image: NESN