Sunday, April 21, 2013

Legendary sportscaster Al Michaels arrested, charged with DUI

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Al Michaels, the current play-by-play announcer for NBC's Sunday Night Football, was arrested Friday night and charged with driving under the influence.

He was brought into custody shortly before 10:00 p.m. and reportedly spent five hours in Santa Monica City Jail before being released on his recognizance Saturday morning.

Police said Michaels was extremely cooperative during the process and he is scheduled to appear at Los Angeles Municipal Court at 8:30 a.m. on June 26.

Michaels, 68, is widely regarded as one of the best sports broadcasters of his time. His most notable calls include the "Miracle on Ice" game at the 1980 Winter Olympics and the earthquake-interrupted Game 3 of the 1989 World Series.

Additionally, Michaels has called numerous National Football League games over the past four decades, and spent nearly two decades serving as the play-by-play voice of Monday Night Football.


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