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Derrick Rose passenger in car stopped for DUI Friday

Oct 21, 2011, 11:33 AM EDT

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While you were sleeping last night — well, we assume you were sleeping but we’re not going to ask — Derrick Rose was hanging out in a Hollywood police station.

Rose was not arrested, not charged with any wrongdoing. But he was not in a good place Thursday night into Friday morning.

TMZ has the story (via Eye on Basketball).

Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose strolled out of an LAPD station at 3:00 AM today … after his BFF was arrested for DUI … and Derrick was a passenger in the car.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ …. the 2011 NBA MVP was a passenger in a black BMW being driven by his close friend and personal assistant Randall Hampton … when cops stopped the car on a routine traffic violation at around 2:00 AM Friday morning.

When cops spoke to Hampton — who played high school basketball with Rose — officers claim they detected the odor of alcohol. Hampton was given a field sobriety test … and was eventually arrested on suspicion of DUI. Rose was free to go.

TMZ pretty much has people hanging out in front of the Hollywood police station, waiting for crap like this to happen. There is nowhere to hide. But again, Rose was not arrested and did not break any laws. So it’s sort of good news, but he was still the passenger in a car being driven by a drunk person.

Wrong place, wrong time for a young MVP trying to keep his nose clean and sell his new shoes.

  1. lampe21 - Oct 21, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    Cmon 4 real dam if u do dam if don’t

  2. zblott - Oct 21, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    It’s funny how little bits of questionable decision-making keep coming out about Rose every so often, but most people never mention them and pretend they didn’t happen. We had the gang thing, failing a bunch of SAT and ACT tests in Chicago but then a passing score in Detroit (of course he drove 300 miles to take it – definitely wasn’t someone else), grades changing in his favor in high school, Memphis being forced to forfeit all of their wins with him, his very clear comments about PED’s last year that he then tried to explain away in comments that made no sense, and his comments last week about the owners that should have been left to Derek Fisher. Everyone loved pinning the “Chicago got good” story on him last year, but there might be some behind-the-scenes reasons that his FG% and eFG% have dropped over his career, and his Assist-to-Turnover rate remains one of the worst of starting point guards. Patterns are patterns; what’s questionable but quickly dismissed incident is coming next?

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