WNBA Star Diana Taurasi Arrested For DUI

diana-taurasiTotal Pro Sports – One thing that the WNBA would probably love to do is model their game after the NBA in hopes of receiving similar television ratings.  Someone should have told Diana Taurasi that their imitation of the men’s game should come ON THE COURT, not off it.

Taurasi’s Phoenix Mercury had just completed a game hours earlier, a 93-81 victory over the Seattle Storm.  She had 22 points and four blocked shots and must have celebrated with a few drinks before driving home.  She was pulled over at 7th Avenue and Camelback Road at about 2:30am Thursday morning for speeding and failing to drive in one lane.  When pulled over, the officer smelled alcohol and gave her a field sobriety test.

Following the test she was taken to a mobile DUI van for blood testing, then released to friends.  The results of her blood test were not revealed, but authorities did say she was “polite and courteous with the officers.”  I guess even her NBA star impression is still lacking somewhat.

It is confusing for most to comprehend how athletes who often get paid generous amount of money can get behind the wheel of a car when drunk, rather than take a cab.  I guess those WNBA salaries just aren’t comparable with their male basketball-playing counterparts.  I wonder if Rowdy Roddy Piper will use a similar excuse for WWE wrestlers.

Hat Tip – [ABC 15]

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