October 22, 2008

Chamberlain arrested for DUI

Joba's Arrest:  Pouring Alcohol on an Open WoundOn Oct. 19, Chamberlain was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence near Lincoln, Neb, his hometown.

According to reports, Nebraska State Patrol stopped Chamberlain at about 1 a.m. Saturday. He was then taken to the Cornhusker Place Detox in Lincoln, a normal protocol. Other charges he will be facing include having an open container and speeding

Chamberlain, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, grew up in Lincoln. He pitched for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

He is also one of only three Native professional baseball players. Jacoby Ellsbury of the Boston Red Sox and Kyle Lohse of the St. Louis Cardinals are the others.
And:As expected, the New York Post and Daily News have both thrown shots at Chamberlain. Joba is the most discussed, read and emailed topic on the Daily News Web site.

Both tabloids are digging to find Chamberlain's secrets.

The Daily News opened a wound with a published column today.

Mike Lupica, a respected columnist, wrote: "The troubling add-on with Chamberlain is that problems with alcohol run in his family. His mother. The mother who hasn't been a part of his movie-of-the-week story. It comes out now that she has struggled throughout her life with liquor and pot and even meth."

It doesn't help that ignorant readers are posting stereotypical and degrading comments about Chamberlain being Native and alcohol. One reader wrote: "First off, he is an American Indian. They cant drink."
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Chamberlain Gives Baseball Cards and Joba Inspires Winnebagos.

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