Charles Barkley Sentenced to 10 Days for DUI

Ex-NBA star pleads guilty; gets jail time and $2,000 fine
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2009 1:54 AM CST
Charles Barkley holds up two different Nike shoes at the grand opening of the House of Hoops Harlem Store in New York. Sponsors have soured on Barkley after his DUI bust.   (AP Photo/Nike, Rebecca McAlpin)
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(Newser) – Charles Barkley will be doing time for his DUI bust, the Arizona Republic reports. The former NBA star has been sentenced to 10 days in prison, which will be reduced to five if he completes an alcohol education course. Barkley—who told cops he was in a hurry to receive oral sex when he was stopped on New Year's Eve—starts his sentence March 21.
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