Memphis: No proof ex-player cheated
ESPN.com news services
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis was unable to find proof that a former player cheated on his SAT exam in its internal investigation of NCAA allegations against the men's basketball team.
The investigation report, released to The Associated Press and other news outlets Tuesday under a public records request, details Memphis' internal investigation into allegations that a former player allowed a stand-in to take his SAT test and of grade tampering.
Memphis was first notified by the NCAA by e-mail in May 2008, one month after the Tigers lost to Kansas in the national championship game, that star freshman point guard Derrick Rose had an invalidated standardized test score the previous year at Chicago's Simeon High School, multiple sources with direct knowledge of an e-mail told ESPN.com
Most names in the report released Tuesday were redacted by Memphis because of privacy concerns, but an attorney for Rose has acknowledged that Rose cooperated with an investigation of similar allegations while still a student.
Memphis will present its findings to the NCAA Committee on Infractions on Saturday.