‘Melo Pleads To DUI Charge; Docked Two Games

The initial rumor being kicked around prior to this week was that Carmelo Anthony would be meeting with Nuggets brass regarding trade rumors, which turned out not to be the case: yesterday’s meeting actually resulted in a 2-game suspension for his recent DUI arrest, and this morning, he pleaded to a lesser charge in Denver County Court (both per the DENVER POST).

Carmelo Anthony warm-ups

Anthony will serve a year’s probation and 24 hours of community service to go along with his team’s imposed suspension. The 2 games are mostly symbolic, more than anything else, but appropriate, given that it’s his first offense. Anthony will also be part of a Colorado State Patrol campaign on driving responsibly.

The first-round draft pick and Nuggets’ franchise player is questioning some of the pressure being put on him with the arrest and the Nuggets being swept out of the playoffs by Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.

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Melo’s Blood Alcohol Level Twice The Legal Limit

The blood tests from Carmelo Anthony’s Denver DUI have come back, and the results shows that the Nuggets star was almost twice as drunk as he legally sould have been.

Carmelo Anthony

KCNC-TV reports that Anthony’s blood alcohol level had registered .148 for the April 14 incident. The legal limit in Colorado is .08.

Police already had some clue about Carmelo’s “extreme impairment” when the player couldn’t pass any sobriety tests. However, Anthony told officers that he only had “two glasses of red wine” the evening of his arrest.

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