T'Woves Jefferson apologizes for drunk drivingMinnesota Sports
- Timberwolves forward Al Jefferson says his weekend drunk driving arrest was his first brush with the law, and promises it will be the last.
MINNEAPOLIS - Timberwolves forward Al Jefferson says his weekend drunk driving arrest was his first brush with the law, and promises it will be the last.
Jefferson was stopped early Sunday morning on Interstate 394 west of Minneapolis, and the team suspended him for tomorrow's game at Dallas and Saturday's home game against Houston.
Jefferson says it was a stupid thing to drink and drive because he put himself and others at risk, and he says he'll try to teach kids that what he did is not right. Police say a breath test showed Jefferson's blood alcohol level was above the legal limit of point-zero-eight, and results of a blood test won't be known for a week. Jefferson says he was thinking about calling someone to give him a ride, but mistakenly felt he could have driven the short distance to his home.
The suspension is costing Jefferson nearly $300,000 in salary.