Al Jefferson arrested on suspicion of DWI after Timberwolves loss to Portland


Drowning his sorrows? Al Jefferson was all contrite on Sunday after he was arrested by a State Patrol trooper I-394 near downtown Minneapolis early Sunday. The trooper reported that the 25-year-old Minnesota Timberwolves center was speeding and changing lanes without signaling before he was pulled over.

His arrest followed Saturday night's 110-91 blowout at the hands of the Portland Trail Blazers.

Jefferson first took a field sobriety test, then a blood test at Hennepin County Medical Center. From there it was off to the county jail, where he was released after an hour ahead of an April 23 court appearance.

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"I want to apologize to the entire Timberwolves organization, owner Glen Taylor, my teammates, coaches and Wolves fans everywhere for my actions last night," Jefferson said in a statement released Sunday by the Timberwolves. "I made a very poor decision and I am truly sorry for that. As a leader on this team, I know that more is expected of me, and I am disappointed in myself."

He's been suspended without pay for two games.