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Charles Barkley -- Tent City All-Star

3/7/2009 6:53 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Charles Barkley finished delivering a news conference from inside the Tent City Jail in Phoenix, AZ this afternoon, and his fellow inmates are already cheering for him like it's the "Shawshank Redemption."

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Sitting next to Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the NBA Hall-of-Famer started with a typical PSA monologue, saying he made a mistake and had "learned not to drink and drive." Barkley reiterated that he is not a role model. Understatement of the year.

But the good stuff came after the newser, when inmate P519798 played politician -- shaking hands and even posing for pictures! All within the confines of jail. Oh, and apparently he's aware that TMZ broke the story of his DUI arrest.

If you're wondering what Sir Charles will do in his downtime over the next three days -- he's reading "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Spanish." Ay Dios Mio!

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demis bicycle seat    

love ya chuck!

2053 days ago


From my last thread :

This is an outrage and a slap in the face from the Sheriff playing favoritism, towards the people of Arizona, the inmates in jail, in pink, in stripes, for the exact same thing as Mr. Barkley.... Joe is a SUCKER, and his Tent City is a Biased Joke!

Nobody in jail for DUI smiles like that or talks like that.... I wonder why he's smiling????? Perhaps he has friends like these.... from www.duiblog.com

Sheriff Joe is committing Fraud to the people of Arizona, and the Nation, he should be fired and tried by the people in a court of law!


From the Denver Police Department Operations Manual:

205.07. Violations by Colorado Legislators.

(1) Pursuant to Article 5, section 16 of the Colorado Constitution, no member of the Colorado General Assembly may be arrested while in route to or from legislative sessions, except for treason or felony violations..

(4) In the absence of felony violations, should an officer have reason to believe a legislator is driving under the influence, the officer may cite for a violation which caused an accident or was the reason for a traffic stop. For the safety and welfare of the public and the legislator, the officer will arrange for other transportation for the legislator and his/her vehicle will be parked and locked

So….It’s ok for a politician to drive falling-down drunk on his way to work or back home. In fact, he’s given a free ride home — or to the capitol to cast an intoxicated vote.

Who makes these crazy laws? Oh, right…the same politicians who are falling over each other to pass tougher drunk driving laws

2053 days ago


Called it! I knew Dufus Joe, Arizona's media loving cretin would make this his latest close up.

Even though sentence is strictly standard for what he admitted, no doubt those who aren't aware of that will be screaming.

Meanwhile, maybe someone could toss Charles a copy of the Big Book...and I'm not talking Bible, while he's in there.

2053 days ago


This picture should be in the newspaper under "What is wrong with this picture?" Not sure what was the point of sending him to pretend jail, other than for Charles to find the time to learn Spanish. To be honest, I did find the above article amusing however, you always have to stop and say thank goodnes no one was injured before he was stopped by the police.

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2053 days ago

Wanda W.    

All that is left for the event is a full brass band............ Why does Barkley take this particular time and place to repent? He is not taking this seriously,it is just a pit stop for him on his self serving tour of oh woe is me.He doesnt even dress like hes doing time,more like hes cruising for another whore. That "sheriff"is a jerk of the highest order too,a real racist in law enforcement clothing. Together they both remind me of a very bad comedy duo!!!

2053 days ago


Tu es muy stupido--- repita por favor.

2053 days ago


Yo Sir Chuckie, I heard Erkle out there getting all your sloppy
seconds while you in jail...your wife and daughter cool with all

You are a disgrace as a human being. Enjoy your 15 seconds of shame,
Karma always gets your types, unless you repent and confess and get
treatment. So far you havent done any one of those 3 so stay tuned
for Ms Karma to find you at the worst time.

You'd make a great Governor of Alabama...bjs for all the citizens,
allowed to drink and drive and act the part of a fool. So glad TNT
still invests in you----those Greedy Corporate thieves will get
theirs too. They could care less about you as a recovering human,
just as long as your dumb arse commentary brings in
viewers...everybody loves a step n fetch it, and that be
you...stepping and fetching street bjs in a drunken stupor.

2053 days ago

YA YA    

Well Done TheRaw420

2053 days ago


How much did he get for that Nike commercial....

2053 days ago


Hey Raw420, get off your moral high horse. No one gives a "rat's *ss" about what's going on in Denver or your laws for that matter. As long as there are celebrities, the laws the rest of us have to abide by don't apply to them (celebrities). Stop acting so offended. It's a fact. Sheriff Joe has probably been slobbering all over Charles since he got there. That's what happened to Charles' pink jumpsuit. Joe slobbered all over it. Every time some celebrity gets busted law enforcement collapses and fails to do their jobs. If you want to hacked off, be hacked off with the people that hired this camera-hog sheriff. He's lost all credibility. Sheriff Joe is a joke. Charles always has been.

2053 days ago


What's your "POINT' Raven?

2053 days ago


TMZ you have 3 posts about this guy and have had 42 comments combined, doesnt that tell you something? No one cares about this guy, or that you broke the story, post something interesting.

2053 days ago


Raw, get your thumb out of your mouth and re-read it again if you didn't get it the first time.

2053 days ago


Oh I got it the first time Raven, that you have no point, and you're a complete Sheeple
Acquiescing Baffoon thanks for your lack of Wisdom in the matter.

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