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Barkley's Only Jail Complaint? The Food!

3/10/2009 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Charles BarkleyJudging by his size, one might think Charles Barkley would eat anything -- and everything -- put in front of him. Not true.

We're told Chuck had a serious problem with the food he was served during his short stint in an Arizona jail. Charles was given sloppy joes, potatoes, pear chunks, zucchini, a bread roll and a slice of margarine.

His reaction: "Man ... this stuff tastes like sh*t."

Chuck's special tent, separate from the other inmates, did not come with access to the vending machines with junk food and candy. So his lawyers were allowed to bring him some junk food and candy from the outside.

You can lock up the man ... but not his sweet tooth.

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to little    

first

1968 days ago
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toofastforyou!    

FIRST AGAIN SUCKERS!!!

1968 days ago
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to little    

these so called stars might as well have their own laws, courts and jails as they all get special treatment that just shouldn't be happening. They know they can get away with anything including murder.

1968 days ago
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colleen    

I would love to eat that food - whats wrong with that prissy little bitch?

1968 days ago
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mr.money    

i wouldnt eat the crap either no telling what they do to it

1968 days ago
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Anony    

Wow, I work with homeless kids in the 3rd world who will eat anything.

1968 days ago
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FLAKEY WHITE STUFF    

What is the point of locking him up if you don't treat him like a criminal? He shouldn't get any special treatment.

1968 days ago
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Jim    

No special treatment huh? Nobody else got to have food brought in. This is not an indictment of Charles but of the the hypocrite known by his own admission as the toughest sheriff in the world Joe Arpaio.

1968 days ago
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ValoHalo    

That is so stupid! 'Sir F****tard' did the crime, he should do the time. No 'special treatment'. Even his lawyers brough him stuff. It must be nice to be able to be above the law.....

1968 days ago
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Lyn    

His reaction -- "Man ... this stuff tastes like sh*t."

THAT is probably a taste with which he is familiar...

1968 days ago
11.

tifosi44    

I have to say the Sheriff lost some points with me, letting this pathetic Moron get away with special treatment. I'm sure Chuck will be back again soon though... This weekender didn't do anything except cramp his style a little bit, SAD.

1968 days ago
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Katt    

For crying out loud!! IT's jail you idiot, you obviously missed the point of your incarceration, so I say go back and do it again!!!
Prison food is not meant to be tasty, merely nutritional and the basics needed to sustain life at that. Since my taxes go to pay for your hind end being in jail.....I personally would feed you grubs! They are nutrionally balanced and cheap.

1968 days ago
13.

Byron    

I have spent time in Maricopa County Tent city... the food was green baloney sanwiches and orange tang and I was a low level offender/dui... this is the truth... a sloppy joe would have been heaven... the food arrived in a paper bag so smashed that it looked like someone the size of Sir Charles had sat on it... at night you had to make sure thae blanket did not touch the ground as rats would crawl up the blanket... mainly because the illegal immigrants would keep left over green baloney sandwiches in the drawers of the bunks that would attract the rats... sounds like Sherrif Joe is the rat in this case...

1968 days ago
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bionicwoman    

Poor little baby......how the rich and privileged suffer. Big whiner! Jail time isn't fun time, it should be just bread and water! Where's the punishment! These kind of people are constantly self gratifying themselves, they need to be humbled. No special treatment.....you do the crime you pay, The purpose of jail is to suffer for your crimes, not be treated like a candy ass fool.

1968 days ago

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