'Sunday Night Football' Announcer Al Michaels Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

1:17 PM PST 04/21/2013 by THR Staff
John Sciulli/Getty Images
Al Michaels.

The NBC sportscaster was picked up Friday night in LA.

NBC Sunday Night Football announcer Al Michaels was arrested for DUI in Santa Monica on Friday night, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The sportscaster spent about five hours in jail and was released Saturday; he's scheduled to appear at Los Angeles Municipal Court on June 26.

"He was evaluated for suspicion of DUI, brought to the station for a Breathalyzer test, and it came out .08, which was at the legal limit, so he was released on a citation at about 3 or 4 in the morning," said Sgt. William Heric, according to the LAT. "He was cooperative and polite the whole time.''

An NBC Sports representative told The Hollywood Reporter: "We are aware of the situation, and we've spoken to Al. We have no further comment at this time."

The Emmy-winning Michaels, 68, jumped to NBC in 2007 after nearly 30 years with ABC Sports. His career highlights include a 20-season tenure as lead play-by-play announcer on Monday Night Football and well as his coverage of the 1980 Winter Olympics hockey game in which the U.S. defeated the Soviet Union. Michaels had famously reacted: "Do you believe in miracles? YES!"

comments powered by Disqus