One of the most well-known broadcasters in the history of televised sports was busted for driving drunk.
Al Michaels, famous for his years on “Monday Night Football” and the “Do you believe in miracles?” call as the U.S. hockey team upset the Soviets at the 1980 Winter Olympics, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor DUI in Santa Monica, Calif., on Friday night, police told CNN.
Michaels, currently the play-by-play voice for NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” was cooperative and released on his own recognizance Saturday morning, Sgt. Ryan Gradle said to CNN.
The 68-year-old was arrested shortly before 10 p.m. and spent a little more than five hours in the Santa Monica jail, according to the Los Angeles Inmate Information Center. He’s scheduled to appear at Los Angeles Municipal Court at 8:30 a.m. on June 26.
“We are aware of the situation,” NBC said in a statement to Pro Football Talk. “We have been in contact with Al. We have no further comment at this time."
Michaels was behind the mic during “Monday Night Football” for 20 seasons. He has been the daytime host of the last two Olympics and is the only sportscaster to be a play-by-play man or host for the Olympics, plus the championships of the four major American pro sports, having called the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals.