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Jalen Rose

THE MAYOR HAS MY BACK!

7/29/2011 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Jalen Rose
has some powerful friends -- including the Mayor of Detroit -- who wrote up a very personal letter to the judge in Jalen's DUI case to show the NBA star is remorseful and deserves mercy.

TMZ has obtained a copy of the letter written by Mayor Dave Bing -- a former Detroit Pistons star who is considered one of the greatest 50 NBA players of all time.

In the document, sent to the court before Jalen's sentence was handed out, Bing says, "I have known Jalen since the day he was born."

He adds, "I can assure you that Jalen fully comprehends the danger he posed on March 11. Jalen has assured me, but more importantly, he has assured himself, that this will never happen again."

Bing concludes, "I fully believe Jalen was truthful to me when he stated: 'I will never drink and drive again or ever be in any other court for any violation of the law."

Unfortunately for Jalen, Bing's letter -- and other letters written to the judge from friends of Rose -- weren't effective enough ... and the judge ordered him to serve 20 days in jail.

Rose's lawyer has called the sentence "Outrageous."


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jpm4444    

there are 2 types of justice; one for the rich, one for everyone else.

1091 days ago
2.

zaine    

It's 20 days! Christ, he got a DUI, 20 days is nothing. Ghetto mofos never want to take responsibility for their actions. Knuckle dragging s***

1091 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

Is this the Bing who impregnated Elizabeth Hurley?

1091 days ago
4.

Cujeaux    

Bing is not in the top 50 or I would have heard of him. Enough stories about pro athletes. They're a bore.

1091 days ago
5.

Missy    

EIGHT (8) hours after he received his sentence, he was ticketed for speeding....someone didn't learn a lesson.

1091 days ago
6.

RamHead    

It doesn't matter who has his back, Dave Bing, the Pope, Barack Obama or whoever, Jalen Rose made mistakes. Take your punishment like a man, stop whining and looking for support.

1091 days ago
7.

john wayne gacy    


after winning an nba mvp award,
somebody has gots to drink to dat;

1091 days ago
8.

The PMG    

You did the crime, Jalen. Now stop being a litte B/itch and due your time. It isn't even that long, considering he won't go into general population in jail.

Oh and uhh "I fully believe Jalen was truthful to me when he stated: 'I will never drink and drive again or ever be in any other court for any violation of the law."

Didn't he just get busted for speeding yesterday? What a joke.

1091 days ago
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gossipgirl86    

Lindsey the white girl does house arrest, Paris does a couple of hours, Khloe get some community service and the black pro athlete gets slapped with 20 days which he will probably do the whole damm sentence. Effin justice system is a effin joke.

1091 days ago
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The PMG    

@gossipgirl86 Michigan handles things a little differently than the Celebrity coddling state of Califonia.

1091 days ago
11.

PG    

He's the male version of BlowHan.

1091 days ago
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A Real Lawyer    

The city where Jalen got "popped" for his DUI is the worst place in all of the state of Michigan to drink and drive. Or should I say the best place? That judge has a reputation for being hard on those that drive drunk. You don't want to do 20 days stay out of the 48th district court. Or, better yet, if you don't want to do the time hire a driver.

BTW...Dave Bing has bigger fish to fry than writing a lovely little "note" for Jalen. Detroit has an average of 3 killings per day in the city... so Bing do you really think your time is spent wisely writing to judges? NOT.

1091 days ago
13.

Kathy    

Thats nice. Detroit is such a mess and the Mayor is writing a letter saying that a drunk driver is really a nice guy. I am mystified about the justice system. Glad the judge did right by the people.

1091 days ago
14.

fox    

AAWWWWW NO NO NO NO~~~! NOT FAIR!!!...IF U GET BUSTED,U GET BUSTED..EVEN A HANDWRITTEN LETTER FROM GOD,shouldnt get him off the hook!!! :P""

1091 days ago
15.

Lewy    

Yet another NBA drunk.

1091 days ago
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