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Rose settled suit from Memphis boosters

Posted on: October 7, 2011 2:43 pm
 
By Matt Moore

So much for school pride. 

Two boosters threatened to sue John Calpari, Derrick Rose, and Memphis athletic directer R.C. Johnson on behalf of ticket owners. Rose and Calipari both agreed to settle the case out of court before the suit was filed.

From Gary Parrish at CBSSport.com, discussing reports from the Commercial Appealin Memphis:  
Nevermind that, according to university counsel Sheri Lipman, the complaint “had all sorts of holes in it." And nevermind that, according to common sense, any lawsuit would've almost certainly been dismissed. Calipari, Rose and Johnson still each opted to settle out of court. Calipari and Rose agreed to pay the attorneys a total of $100,000, and Calipari also agreed to donate the bonus he received for taking Memphis to the title game of the 2008 NCAA Tournament back to the school's Tiger Scholarship Fund. Johnson agreed to return the bonus he received that year, too.
via Memphians targeting D-Rose is dumb, shortsighted - CBSSports.com.

Rose continues to be a lightning rod for the discussion of student athletes, college amateurism, John Calipari's reputation, and oh, yes, the SAT's. It's just regrettable that a few bitter fans decided to punish Rose. He didn't make the system, neither did John Calipari. If we care that much, we should change it. But we don't care that much. We just care when it hurts us, like when Calipari jumps ship and doesn't wind up with the repercussions of his motives that Memphis fans were fine with provided he didn't get caught. 

Why would you want to alienate Derrick Rose? He can have the same effect that John Wall will have for Kentucky, that Jared Sullinger will have for Ohio State. It's an opportunity to help recruiting. The kids that might wind up going to Memphis won't remember that the wins were yanked. They'll remember him playing for Memphis before he was an MVP. It's petty, and self-harmful. Pretty impressive to be both.
Comments

Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: October 9, 2011 4:29 pm
 

Rose settled suit from Memphis boosters

Does anyone really care??


No...because it's not LeBron. If it was the postings would be 25 pages deep by now talking about what a punk moron
 thug he is. But everyone chooses to buy into the phony facade that is Derrick Rose. "But he's so humble and honorable." 
Reality is, he's a dumber than a box of rocks punkass nitwit. I for one enjoyed watching LeBron James give that bitch a reality check and steal his lunch money during the ECF.




Since: Mar 6, 2009
Posted on: October 8, 2011 10:52 am
 

Rose settled suit from Memphis boosters

Does anyone really care??



Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: October 8, 2011 9:06 am
 

Rose settled suit from Memphis boosters

The worst allegation, though, was the apparent "knowing fraudulence or misconduct" on a player's SAT score from the 2007-08 season. That player seems to be . Of course, there's no way Rose can get in trouble for this. His days of NCAA worries are long over. Likewise, it appears that John Calipari, former Memphis and new Kentucky head coach, will likewise skate by without much incident. And the worst punishment for Memphis, at this point, will likely involve them vacating Rose's season, including the 38 wins and the NCAA Final Four appearance.-NBC
Derrick Rose doesn’t have to play by the rules.The former University of Memphis point guard never took the Scholastic Aptitude Test, instead having a friend sweat through the exam under Rose’s name.  Rose cheated. And Memphis paid the price. -BleacherReport
"...the NCAA alleges (Rose) had someone stand in for him on his SAT because he couldn’t manage to make the relatively meager score he needed to play college ball at Memphis..-Yahoo
In a letter to the school the NCAA says an unknown person took the SAT for a player, with his knowledge, and then the player used that test to get into Memphis. The NCAA said the athlete in question played for the Tigers in the 2007-08 season and the 2008 NCAA tournament. The only person who played just that season was Rose.-ABC

...and what's going to happen to Rose now that Memphis has accepted their punishment?

Nothing.

He proved that cheaters DO, in fact, win.  He's a millionaire.  He got his.  What's behind him is behind him.





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