Derrick Rose Needed A Lot Of Help Getting Into College

One day after being (sorta) implicated in an academic scandal at the University of Memphis, a new report claims that Derrick Rose may have had his high school grades changed in order to fool colleges that he was applying to. Didn't this guy do any of his own homework?

The Sun-Times is now reporting that four student-athletes at Simeon High School in Chicago, including Rose, had grades changed on their high school transcripts after graduation. The grades were changed for a brief period before the transcripts were mailed to prospective colleges, and then changed back once they were sent. No one knows who changed the grade or why, and it would not have affected their high school eligibility, although Rose and two of the other athletes that were allegedly involved starred on Simeon's back-to-back state championship teams.

The idea that a guy who spent one year in college before jumping to the NBA might have needed (and received) a whole lot of under-the-table help to get into college must surely be shocking and appalling to you, but Rose is already in the NBA so your righteous anger will need to be funneled somewhere else. How about the spelling bee?

Derrick Rose's high school grade altered [Chicago Sun-Times]