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Police in Southern California say that NBC Sports announcer Al Michaels has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
Santa Monica police Sgt. Thomas McLaughlin says Michaels was taken into custody Friday night. McLaughlin could provide no additional details.
Greg Hughes, a spokesman for NBC Sports, says the company ''is aware of the situation'' and has been in contact with Michaels. Hughes had no further comment.
A call Sunday by The Associated Press to Michaels' agent was not immediately returned.
An Emmy Award winner and broadcaster on ''Sunday Night Football,'' the 68-year-old Michaels spent nearly three decades at ABC Sports before moving to NBC in the 2007.
Michaels worked NFL games and other sports for ABC, and called ''Monday Night Football'' for nearly 20 years. He also is known for his call of the U.S.-Soviet Union ''Miracle on Ice'' game at the 1980 Winter Olympics.
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Al Michaels was reportedly arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence on Friday night. His BAC was just over the legal limit.
Here is Al Michaels’ mug shot after being arrested in Santa Monica, California for DUI.
Some more details have emerged from his arrested, thanks to Deadspin.
Via the Smoking Gun comes the mug shot, and another detail about Friday’s arrest, in which Michaels blewjuuust over the legal limit on a breathalyzer. It seems Michaels caught the attention of a Santa Monica DUI checkpoint...
If you asked me to list every prominent sports figure in order of most to least likely to get a DUI, Al Michaels would be at the very bottom. Check that — Michaels wouldn’t even make the list.
Sure, Al keeps a keen eye on the point spread and enjoys playing the stock market, but this guy is as wholesome and American as it gets. Michaels has that great, fatherly figure persona...
Al Michaels, the play-by-play announcer for NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” was arrested and charged with misdemeanor DUI in Southern California on Friday night, Santa Monica police said. Sgt. Ryan Gradle of the Santa Monica police department said that the Al was extremely cooperative and was released on his own recognizance Saturday morning after spending more than five hours...
According to a story courtesy of TMZ, legendary sportscaster and Sunday Night Football play-by-play man Al Michaels, was arrested on Friday night for suspicion of DUI.
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...
Al Michaels, the current play-by-play announcer for NBC's Sunday Night Football, was arrested Friday night and charged with driving under the influence.He reportedly spent five hours in Santa Monica City Jail before being released on his recognizance Saturday morning.Police said Michaels was extremely cooperative during the process and he is scheduled to appear at Los Angeles...
Al Michaels has been arrested for DUI, according to TMZ:
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Michaels went through a DUI checkpoint in Santa Monica at approximately 10:00 PM on Friday and when he...
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This is not going to be the type of DUI you are accustomed to hearing about. It does not involve a high-sped chase, an ego-maniacal personality, or a horrid mug shot.
Now don't get me wrong--there is no such thing as an acceptable or good DUI. You should never drive when you think you might be under the influence. There are way too many accidents, injuries, and worse-...
As one of my followers on Twitter pointed out, Michaels was “Turnt Up” when he was pulled over for DUI. The mugshot seems to confirm what the police at the scene pointed out, that Michaels was a bit tipsy.
Maybe, if he didn’t try to avoid the DUI checkpoint by making an illegal U-Turn, the cops would have never noticed.
Legendary broadcaster Al Michaels was arrested and charged with misdemeanor DUI in Southern California Friday night, according to Santa Monica police.
Al Michaels is the current play-by-play announcer for NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” and our generation also knows him as the voice of NFL Monday Night Football. The police said Al Michaels was extremely cooperative with the...
What did we learn this weekend in sports? Al Michaels stays out pretty late and gets picked up at DUI checkpoints. He was a…