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2011 NBA MVP Derrick Rose

Passenger in DUI Arrest

10/21/2011 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Chicago Bulls
superstar Derrick Rose strolled out of an LAPD station at 3:00 AM today ... after his BFF was arrested for DUI ... and Derrick was a passenger in the car.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ .... the 2011 NBA MVP was a passenger in a black BMW being driven by his close friend and personal assistant Randall Hampton ... when cops stopped the car on a routine traffic violation at around 2:00 AM Friday morning.

When cops spoke to Hampton -- who played high school basketball with Rose -- officers claim they detected the odor of alcohol.

Hampton was given a field sobriety test ... and was eventually arrested on suspicion of DUI. Rose was free to go.

Hampton was hauled to the Hollywood police station, where he was booked. Rose arrived to the station shortly after to check on his friend.

TMZ shot footage of Rose leaving the police station by himself at 3:00 AM ... but he clearly wasn't in the mood to talk.

Hampton has just been released on his own recognizance.

We called Rose's agent to ask why he would allow an allegedly drunk person to drive him around --  but so far no comment.

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electriczipper    

just because your a rich basketball player doesnt make you smart..thats for sure...
you drink..you drive..you die..passengers included

1043 days ago
2.

CuseRoman    

"When cops spoke to Hampton -- who played junior college basketball with Rose in Texas"

Rose never played junior college basketball in Texas. He went from Simeon Career Academy in Chicago to the Univ. of Memphis for a year before going to the NBA.

1043 days ago
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birdbath    

Stimulate the economy. Hire a driver.

1043 days ago
4.

ihateskanks    

I'm not trying to be racist but..oh look a black athlete got arrested yet again. COLOR ME SHOCKED

1043 days ago
5.

scott    

ROSE NEVER PLAYED JUNIOR COLLEGE BBALL IN TEXAS YOU JAGOFF.....

1043 days ago
6.

Phreaky    

TMZ - We understand you have a lot of guys in your "newsroom" that are probably into sports and eat this stuff up, but the average Joe Blow that comes to this site to read about Blohan and make fun of her, do not give two fks about these unheard of athletes. Sorry.

1043 days ago
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electriczipper    

cuseroman
your hired as a fact checker for tmz..200,000 to start okay?

1043 days ago
8.

FACT1    

TMZ PUTS UP EVERY BLACK PERSON THAT GETS IN TROUBLE.
MOST ARE RAPPERS & NBA PLAYERS.
ACTUALLY, THE 1% OF THE BLACKS THAT DON'T GET IN TROUBLE NEVER DO ANYTHING GOOD FOR SOCIETY & MANKIND SO THEY'RE NEVER IN THE NEWS.
IS TMZ RACIST???
NO, NO, NO, NO, NO.....
THEY'RE JUST SHOWING PEOPLE WHO HAVE FAME & MONEY & ABSOLUTELY NO INTELLECT,TACT,CLASS OR MORAL STANDARDS.
I'M SURE THAT ROSE DIDN'T CARE IF HIS FREIND WAS DRINKING OR HIGH.
IT'S A DAILY WAY OF LIFE FOR MOST OF THEM.

1043 days ago
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AlwaysOnTimeB    

I guess friends DO let friends drive drunk!!

1043 days ago
10.

Billythekid    

"We called Rose's agent to ask why he would allow an "Allegedly" drunk person to drive him around..."

Allegedly, well at least it is not drunk person, we will see!

1043 days ago
11.

Michael    

Harvey reports on a player who was driven by an "allegedly" drunk friend.

BUT, Harvey never reports on the attempted suicide of Artie Lange. Harvey and TMZ are cowards. You want to be legit, report on EVERYTHING. Don't cherry pick your stories Harvey!

1043 days ago
12.

Cooley    

So dangerous. I don't need Derrick Rose killed!

What was he thinking.

1043 days ago
13.

Zra    

"We called Rose's agent to ask why he would allow an allegedly drunk person to drive him around -- but so far no comment."

um, cause maybe he had like 2 drinks, which would put him at .08, technically over the limit, but realistically no danger at all. people talking on their cell phones are more of a danger to others. now, if he is at .12 or higher, ok fine

1043 days ago
14.

kool    

RACIAL PROFILING

1043 days ago
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TellTheFacts    

Get the story straight - He was not drunk - it was a routine traffic stop - the guy is a really good guy - always taking care of people - always doing the right thing - he is genuinely good people which is hard to find in LA. They arrested him on suspicion because they say they smelled alchol - had him handcuffed to a pole for 2 hours - another LA cop taking advantage of trying to get a story. If you knew both Rose and Randall - this story is one sided - he was not drunk and this was a waste of news because there is no story other than some young black men from Chicago went to a restaurant in LA to have dinner - had a drink with dinner and left - all they were doing was driving in a nice car - young black men in LA and the LA Police pulled them over on a "routine" stop?! Really? It is too bad you don't know Randall personally because if you did - this story never would have made it out. It's foolish. Go report on how many set ups are done - go check into these "fine" LA restaurants that report to the LA Police after a famous person leaves just to have them "routinely" stopped and try and cause a story out of it...

1043 days ago
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