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Charles Barkley Is Going to Jail

2/23/2009 7:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Charles BarkelyHope they've got XXXXL jumpsuits in AZ, 'cause Charles Barkley is officially going to jail.

Barkley just pled guilty to 2 counts of driving under the influence and pleaded "responsible" to running a stop sign for the December 31 incident in Scottsdale.

Barkley was sentenced to 10 days in jail -- but will only do five if he completes an alcohol education program. Barkley was also fined $2,000.

Barkley will begin his sentence on March 21 -- but it's unclear if he will serve time in Arizona's famed Tent City Jail, where they make the inmates wear pink.

As for the gun cops say they found in Barkley's car on the night of the arrest -- no charges were ever filed.


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JOHNNIE BILLINGSLEY    

at least he pled guilty.

2055 days ago
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Jimmy Black    

Before someone says anything silly like Charles Barkley got special treatment just because he's a celebrity, contrary to what people whose never been arrested or spent time in prison think....1 minute in jail is too long...In 1 minute you can be stabbed, robbed, and raped. Never wish jail or death upon anyone unless you can handle the karma that comes back to you

2053 days ago
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Big Dee    

He PLED guilty, you morons. Plead is the present tense. If illiteracy were a crime you would all be in jail.

2067 days ago
4.

NiceGuy    

FIRST! (Sorry I always wanted to do that)

2067 days ago
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Carrys F.    

They should just put revolving doors on the jail in LA. Five days in LA time is like 2 hours, right????

2067 days ago
6.

Carrys F.    

Hey NiceGuy- TooFastForYou must be on vacation . . .

2067 days ago
7.

jen    

heard the BJs are better in jail-He'll probably enjoy it more

2067 days ago
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NOT a A HOLE FAN    

THATS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DRINK AND DRIVE.

SHAME ON YOU

2067 days ago
9.

Wow    

While it saddens me that in 2009 people are driving under the influence of alcohol - not caring who they hurt or kill- I am glad Barkley is owning up to it. I am much more impressed with those celebrities who never drink and drive or use drugs in the first place. That is real strength.

2067 days ago
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Parents learn to entertain your own kids.    

He'll be out in 45 minutes.....oh to be a star and not have to pay the piper.

2067 days ago
11.

GilLee    

It's about time, but it's not nearly long enough. It should have been 90 days at least. The fact that this cipher is a media 'star' is an outrage.

2066 days ago
12.

Buck Ofama    

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TOO BAD
SO SAD.
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NOT.
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2066 days ago
13.

Ooooo Noooo!    

Sir. Charles is getting jobbed by the Zebras! Jail time for an uncontested first offense with a relatively low blood/alcohol level is not the norm.

2066 days ago
14.

jfp    

He may be in the can for a couple of days but he'll be able to follow it up with a few nights in the Lincoln Bedroom if he wants it. He can tell the cops to suck on that.

2066 days ago
15.

Buck Ofama    

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I'M SURE HIS WIFE IS THRILLED!!!
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2066 days ago
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