Derrick Rose may be embroiled in legal proceedings throughout the 2016-17 season after all. According to multiple reporters on the scene in Los Angeles, Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald is considering issuing a mistrial in the $21.5 million civil suit alleging that the New York Knicks star and two of his friends raped a 30-year-old woman.
Rose’s lawyers presented their motion for a mistrial because Jane Doe’s team failed to originally provide them with texts that could prove pertinent to the trial’s outcome. Attorneys for the plaintiff defended their negligence by noting that she had other representation when the texts in question were originally provided. Fitzgerald, though, is apparently very dismayed by the careless nature with which Doe’s attorneys have presented exhibits throughout the trial.