Timberwolves Playoff Hopes Take Hit with Al Jefferson Suspension

March 1st, 2010 by Zeke Fuhrman Leave a reply »
Last December, Minnesota Vikings stars Adrian Peterson and Bernard Berrian were both pulled over on I-694 going 109 and 104 mph, respectively.

Early Sunday morning, Al Jefferson became the latest Minnesota star to be pulled over for speeding, after a 110-91 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Jefferson was pulled over going 56 in a 40, but the State Patrol lieutenant was a little more suspicious of Jefferson's inability to stay in his lane and his lane change without the use of his blinker.

Lt. Eric Roeske pulled Jefferson's Range Rover over on I-394 near Dunwoody Boulevard at 1:08 a.m, three hours after Jefferson scored 19 points in his team's losing effort.

Jefferson failed a sobriety test and was booked on a chargeĀ of fourth-degree DWI.

The charge hit home with longtime Timberwolves fans, as it has been almost ten years since Wolves guard Malik Sealy was killed by a drunk driver while driving home from Kevin Garnett's birthday party. Sealy's No. 2 is the lone number retired by the ballclub.

Jefferson is the fourth NBA player to be arrested for DWI this season: Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph, Denver ...

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