The Florence Freedom of the Frontier Independent Baseball League will be hosting a "Manti Te'o Girlfriend Bobblehead Night" on May 23 in Florence, KY. Sorry Freedom, but it seems like ship has already sailed. This would have been funny a few months ago, but at this point it seems kinda lame. What's next? Harlem Shake night?
NBC Sports announcer Al Michaels was arrested over the weekend in Southern California on suspicion of drunken driving, authorities said Sunday.
Michaels was pulled over at about 9:30 p.m. Friday after officers manning a DUI checkpoint witnessed him make an illegal U-turn, Santa Monica police Sgt. Richard Lewis told NFL.com and the NFL Network.
Michaels, the play-by-play man for "Sunday Night Football," was taken to the station, where he registered a blood alcohol level over the .08 percent legal limit, according to Lewis.
He was booked for suspicion of DUI and held for about five hours before being released on his own recognizance, Lewis said.
"We are aware of the situation and we've been in contact with Al," a spokesman for NBC Sports said. "We have no further comment at this time."
A call Sunday by The Associated Press to Michaels' agent was not immediately returned.
Michaels was ordered to appear in court June 26.
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 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 and the earthquake-interrupted Game 3 of the 1989 World Series.
Last year he received the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
You know Bob Costas just jizzed in his pants over this. He is probably preparing his week one NFL pre-game speech regarding drinking and driving and Al Michaels.
8-year old Noah Roberts scores a touchdown on the last play of East Carolina's Spring Football game. Ground video I captured plus our in-house high angles from Pirate Video.
Noah has Neurofibromatosis type 2. That is a neurological condition that causes tumors to grow throughout the nervous system and there is no cure. He has been through surgeries to remove tumors from his brain and spinal cord and is currently going through studies for additional tumors.
Nice attempted tackle by #31 on the Pirates at the :43 mark. Get well soon Noah!