Derrick Rose might be facing a Kobe Bryant-like dilemma after a federal judge denied his motion to dismiss a sexual assault case against him. The New York Knicks point guard may miss games for his new team with the trial scheduled to begin in the middle of his first training camp.
The motion was denied by a U.S. District Court judge because it is unclear if the unnamed accuser consented to sex. The motion would have given a summary judgment to the case allowing Rose to fully participate with his team’s practice and games.
Derrick Rose To Miss Games With Knicks?
According to ESPN, the case is due to an alleged sexual assault incident that occurred on August 27, 2013. In the original complaint, Rose and two friends were accused of sexually assaulting the woman and breaking into her Beverly Hills home.
The complainant also accused Rose and his friends of drugging her and committing sexual acts on her against her will. In his response the judge stated that “There can be no doubt that genuine disputes exist as to almost every material fact in this action.”
Bryant’s case however was dismissed due to the complainant refusing to testify against him. Another case was filed but this was later settled out of court.
The trial will be held in Los Angeles on October 4. As the Knicks training camp is about to begin in early October, Rose will likely miss parts of their preparation for the upcoming season.
This might strain Derrick Rose and his new team due to the fact that he has to travel across the country to participate in the team’s practice and games. If the trial goes on for some time, the trial could even cause him to miss the preseason games.