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July 3, 2009 at 6:37 PM

DUI Update: Phoenix star Diana Taurasi “embarrassed”

One thing I’ll always love about Phoenix G Diana Taurasi is she doesn’t hide. As the Web world swirls with opinion about her citation for suspected drunken driving, she practiced with her team and spoke with media afterward.
Taurasi, the WNBA’s top All-Star vote-getter, told local reporters, “it’s just something that’s embarrassing and unfortunate for my family and the organization.” She didn’t go into specifics, sticking to the standard public relations acknowledgement of fault. But Taurasi knows what she did.
The team still hasn’t decided whether there will be repercussions for Sunday’s game, waiting to see if there’s a need. The police report, according to The Arizona Republic, said an officer smelled alcohol, so there could be more to this story that calls for a suspension. Yet, as many readers have noted, the WNBA has a history of double standards, treating its stars with kid gloves.
For now, it’s good Taurasi took some accountability.

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