Al Michaels Legendary sportscaster Arrested for DUI

Al Michaels Arrested for DUI

Al Michaels Arrested on DUI Charges

Famed sportscaster Al Michaels has been arrested.  He is charged with “Driving Under the Influence”, according to Santa Monica Police Sergeant Thomas McLaughlin.  The incident happened Friday evening.

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.

The 68 year old Michaels is an Emmy Award winner who worked at ABC for three decades, before moving to NBC in 2007.  He is the play by play announcer for Sunday Night Football.

He was the announcer of “Monday Night Football” for 20 years, and was famous for his depiction of the the Soviet vs. USA hockey game in the 1980 Olympics, known as the “miracle on ice”.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

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