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Rose speaks about Memphis allegations

Hey, remember back when the NCAA held a phone inquiry into the allegations levied against Memphis? Well, if you’re keeping track, that was exactly 62 days ago – or roughly 9 weeks. At the time, the NCAA said they would issue their decision, which would still have absolutely zero effect on UK, in six to eight weeks. Does that mean somethign should come down at any time? I guess we’ll see. But, apparently not all of the questions have died down as former Memphis guard Derrick Rose, the focal point of the basketball charges, commented on the allegations publically for the first time.

That didn’t bother me at all. I didn’t do anything wrong, so it was up to Memphis what they had to do. Coach [John Calipari] told me not to worry about it. I definitely wasn’t worrying about it.”

Rose said he speaks with Calipari–who has moved to Kentucky–frequently and they rarely mention the topic.

“That’s the last thing we’d talk about,” Rose said. “We’d probably talk about that for two or five minutes. Other than that, he’d always tell me how good some of his players, talk about the offseason and talk about how my family’s doing. The last thing we’d talk about is something negative.”

So, there you have it.  Rose maintains his innocence and his relationship with Cal.  The NCAA maintains their silence.  Business as usual.

Article written by Thomas Beisner