Turns out there might be a good reason for Derrick Rose not holding a press conference to announce his NBA plans.
You know, besides the whole he's-really-shy thing.
Which is not to suggest Rose isn't really shy, because he is really shy. Anybody who has ever seen the freshman basketball star in front of a camera knows that to be true. But multiple sources close to the Memphis basketball and football programs have told CBSSports.com that Rose was recently involved in an altercation over a girl with Tiger football player Steven Black, an altercation that -- how to phrase this? -- didn't go so well for Rose. Put another way, the possible No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft spent the early part of this week looking like a person who had just been in a scrap, making the way he announced his future plans -- through a release distributed by the Memphis Sports Information department -- convenient, if not necessary.
That's the bad news.
Here's the good news (in bullet points):
- Rose is not said to be seriously injured.
- Nobody was arrested or charged with a crime.
- The altercation did not happen anywhere near the Plush Club.