ESPN's Jalen Rose kept quiet about DUI bust for three weeks

ESPN learned about its basketball analyst's run-in with police just before WDIV in Detroit reported it. ESPN talent development veep Laurie Orlando tells Poynter's Kelly McBride that at a meeting with ESPN talent last year, "we said to them we need you to disclose your situations. I know Jalen was here in house for those conversations." McBride notes that there's a perception that ESPN is willing to report on the failings of athletes but sweeps the failings of its own staff under the rug. || "Please accept my apology."

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  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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