Charles Barkley Had A Rough Weekend In Jail. Just Kidding, He Signed Autographs And Appeared On TV.
Reason #4,395 why it's way better to be famous than some ordinary slob came this weekend when Charles Barkley served his 3-day jail sentence for drunk driving at Arizona's Maricopa County Jail (aka, "Tent City"). Barkley got his own tent, got to conduct an interview with news networks, signed autographs for inmates, and I'm pretty sure got a free massage as well.
Barkley was originally sentenced to five days at Tent City after pleading guilty to a DUI but the sentence was reduced to three days last week. Also, Barkley really only spent 36 hours total in custody, since he was out on work release the other half of the time.
I like how Barkley said he accepts "the good with the bad" of being famous. Let me tell you Chuck, you got it pretty good during your jail time. Plus, you didn't have to wear Tent City's infamous pink prison garb.
Barkley's Tent City press conference [Fanhouse]