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Derrick Rose’s Lawyer is Unhappy About the Low Amount of Black People in Jury Pool

by: Black Adam Schefter On  Wednesday, October 5, 2016


When the New York Knicks acquired former Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose this past offseason, no one knew the biggest story going into the 2016-2017 season would be Rose’s civil trial—the one in which he is being accused of gang raping a woman he was dating. The unnamed woman is suing him for $21 million.

Just like any good lawyer who has a big time client, they want every advantage possible before going to trial.  That includes the jury, which Rose’s lawyer is not too thrilled about because there’s not enough black people in the jury pool.

TMZ has the details:

“It wasn’t a smooth start for Team Rose — with his attorney voicing his frustrations to the judge about the racial composition of the jury pool … which contained only 2 black people.

Rose’s lawyer also groused about the fact 15 of the first 27 potential jurors were Hispanic — which was concerning for Rose because his accuser is Hispanic.

The judge said there was nothing he could do about it.”

Rose is expected to appear in court sometime this week as the trial is scheduled to start on Wednesday.