A lot of folks blame Calipari for NCAA penalties imposed at his previous school, but the time has come for all those people to finally leave those things in the past…right?! Today marks the end of the University of Memphis’ 3 year probation imposed after Derrick Rose was ruled academically ineligible. See, there’s nothing to see here. Move along. It’s over, and given the (lack of) evidence, absolutely no reasonable mind could conclude that John Calipari had anything to do with Rose’s SAT score.
Despite the whispers, haters will surely continue to place full blame on Coach Cal for the thirty-eight vacated wins and Final Four appearance from Rose’s freshman season. We’ll continue to let those people screech about how Cal is so thorough a cheater that he could flawlessly orchestrate a fake SAT score for a player who wasn’t even committed to his school at the time of taking the test. Yeah, that makes perfect sense.
Rose turned out to be one of, if not the, best Calipari players in the pros. He won the NBA MVP for the 2011-2012 season, but suffered a torn ACL this past year. Still, Rose’s tarnished, albeit possibly unwarranted, legacy has followed both him and Calipari around since the allegations came to light. Possibly because of that, Rose has chosen to shy away from the public eye — protecting his private life and generally staying quiet on the home front. However, right before Team USA took on Spain for the gold medal, Derrick Rose and his camp revealed his brand new Twitter account, @drose, his entrance into the social media stratosphere. Check out this Adidas video celebrating D. Rose’s triumphant comeback from his injury: