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Jalen Rose says Webber still owes Michigan an apology

Published on September 16th, 2014 by Astramskas, David | 4,140 views

Back in 2013, Jalen Rose, via a YouTube video, made a plea to Chris Webber to join him, Howard, Jackson and King in a Fab Five reunion at the Michigan vs Louisville game.  Most assumed Webber wasn’t going to attend but the Michigan great did show…and sat with his wife in a private area high above his former college teammates. 

Webber also declined to be interviewed for a Fab Five documentary that the other members participated in and now Webber is coming out with his own documentary about Michigan so he can tell his side of the stories.

In a recent interview with HoopsHype, Jalen Rose said the documentary isn’t legitimate if the other members don’t participate and he doesn’t know anything about it.

“I haven’t heard anything about it except from the media.” said Rose. “And the other four of us, when you look at the national championship game, we’re together. When you watch my Fab Five documentary, we’re together. So about his project coming, best of love and can’t wait to see what happens.” 

Rose then talked about his relationship with Webber and said that he still thinks that Webber owes an apology to the school.

“I heard through mutual friends that he’s upset that I said that I feel like he should have come out and apologize for some transgressions that happened at the University of Michigan. But I still stand behind that. Also I’m disappointed how the relationship with [Michigan booster] Ed Martin ended. Ed, unfortunately, in my opinion basically died of a broken heart. So while we’re still brothers and I hope that we’re going to make amends… One of the great things of being teammates and friends is we should be able to speak openly and honestly. And hopefully he finds a way to realize and apologize about what happened in Michigan. It ain’t just about you. It’s about the players, it’s about the coach. Steve Fisher coached in three finals and won a championship in Michigan. You go in that campus, his name is nowhere. So it’s bigger than just him. And the fans deserve it, the history of the University of Michigan deserves it. And all he had to do is say two words. It’s not brain surgery. They are ‘I’m sorry.'”

I’ll speak for Webber when I say these two words on his behalf “not happening.”

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