Steve 'The Homer' True 'in good spirits' after crash with suspected drunk driver

CREATED Nov 13, 2013 - UPDATED: Nov 14, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Well-known sportscaster Steve "The Homer" True is recovering Thursday after being critically injured by a suspected drunk driver in Milwaukee.

True was upgraded from critical to stable condition late Thursday afternoon, according to a report from ESPN Milwaukee:

Homer was hit broadside in an intersection on the northwest side Wednesday.

Homer is the radio voice for Marquette men's basketball, but he's also a guy who loves all Wisconsin sports teams.

"I certainly hope Steve is going to be okay I've known Steve for a long time," said Jon Greenberg, President of the Milwaukee Admirals.

You can usually find Homer behind the microphone 540 ESPN but for 20 years he has also been calling Marquette basketball. Wednesday was his 59th birthday.

"I have the utmost concern that he's going to be okay. Certainly shocking news for those people who love sports in this community you certainly know who Homer is," said Greenberg.

Marquette's head basketball coach Buzz Williams said this about Steve True, "Homer is one of my all-time favorite people in the world and I sincerely mean that. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family."

Police say a drunken driver ran a red light and hit Homer around 10 a.m Wednesday.

That driver is under arrest. This is his second OWI arrest.


Craig Karmazin, President and CEO of Good Karma Broadcasting, released the following statement about True:

"Earlier today, ESPN Wisconsin's Steve 'The Homer' True was injured in a traffic accident on Milwaukee's northwest side. I spoke with Homer's wife, Nancy, tonight. She said Homer is doing pretty well and that doctors want to monitor his condition overnight. On behalf of the True family and ESPN Wisconsin, I'd like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers."