Charles Barkley Being Given Some Quiet Time Away From TNTS

TNT has conveniently dropped the news that Charles Barkley will be taking some time off from its NBA broadcasts while he deals with all his "legal and personal issues" stemming from the DUI/blow job mess.

Via Awful Announcing via USA Today:

"I have spoken with Charles Barkley regarding the incident. .. and I understand he has hired a lawyer to represent him regarding this matter," said David Levy, president of TNT Sports, in a statement. "When I spoke with Charles, he was apologetic for the events that transpired and it was obvious he understands the significance of the situation. This is an important time for Charles as he deals with the legal and personal issues that confront him. Charles is a valued part of the Turner Sports organization and we are concerned for his well-being."

Interesting move. Also, TMZ has the audio clip of Chuck's failed roadside test. Here's a summary: "Of courseshhhh..."

Hopefully, Charles takes the time away to fix himself. He might be a flawed human being, but the sports world does need him.

Charles Barkley Taking Leave of Absence From TNT [Awful Announcing]