While everyone was digging through A-Roid’s dumpster looking for used needles and Madonna’s panties, Charles Barkley returned to TNT and issued a 10 minute apology for his DUI arrest last December.
In case you forgot the facts, Sir Charles had been drinking and partying with ex-Giant great Michael Strahan and Jaleel “Urkel” White in a Scottsdale, AZ club. (Which is itself a bizarre story.) Heading home drunk, Barkley spotted some chick on the street who had given him a blow job the night before. He told police he ran the red light because the hummer she gave him was “the best one he had ever had” and he wanted another. Completely understandable.
The thing about Charles is this: love him or hate him, he never holds anything back, and he never bullshits. He screws up (which is often), he tells you. Which you have to respect.
After watching A-Rod’s farce of a press conference, where he stumbled and stuttered his way through a raft of crap so thick and convoluted it made me question his grasp on reality, it was good to see Barkley lay it bare.