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NBC Sports announcer Al Michaels arrested on suspicion of DUI

Published: Sun, April 21, 2013 @ 4:45 p.m.

NBC Sports announcer Al Michaels arrested on suspicion of DUI

Associated Press


Police in Southern California say that NBC Sports announcer Al Michaels has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

Santa Monica police Sgt. Thomas McLaughlin says Michaels was taken into custody Friday night. McLaughlin could provide no additional details.

Greg Hughes, a spokesman for NBC Sports, says the company “is aware of the situation” and has been in contact with Michaels. Hughes had no further comment.

A call Sunday by The Associated Press to Michaels’ agent was not immediately returned.

An Emmy Award winner and broadcaster on “Sunday Night Football,” the 68-year-old Michaels spent nearly three decades at ABC Sports before moving to NBC in the 2007.

Michaels worked NFL games and other sports for ABC, and called “Monday Night Football” for nearly 20 years. He also is known for his call of the U.S.-Soviet Union “Miracle on Ice” game at the 1980 Winter Olympics.


1papa1(711 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

what the hell is suspicion of drunken driving. either he was or he wasn't. didn't they check his alcohol blood level? this sounds like someone looking for his 15 minutes of fame. is al Michael a "person of interest?"

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2walter_sobchak(2713 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

He went thru a DUI checkpoint and officers detected the smell of alcohol. Al should try vodka. But, he performed poorly on field sobriety tests so he was arrested and booked on suspicion. Reports are he blew .08 and .09 in breathalyzer tests. With the standard error of these tests, he will get the charges reduced, plead no contest, and not miss a night's work this fall. Compared to what NBC had to go through with Marv Albert's indiscretions, this is nothing.

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