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Thursday, February 19, 2009
Charles Barkley's Re-Entry Interview


An amazing line:

"I thought I did well on the sobriety test. But clearly not good enough."

On NBA.com, Charles Barkley talks to Ernie Johnson about his recent drunk driving issues.

 Some other key points:

And then there is this exchange:

Will it go to trial?
No, I don't believe it will go to trial.

What have they told you about going to jail?
I may be looking at potentially some jail time but don't know anything yet.

Will you have to go out and do anything else?
I will have to go to alcohol counseling.

Is that something that you need?
Well, I think it's going to be good for me, to be honest. I need to make sure drinking is not a problem for me. I just want some professionals to talk to me about it.

What if the professionals tell you stop drinking?
Then I'll have to stop drinking.

I don't admire how Charles Barkley got into this situation, but I do admire how he's getting out of it.