On the heels of a student-athlete SAT scandal, controversy surrounds another former Memphis tiger. ESPN is reporting a stand-in may have taken Robert Dozier's first SAT test. The NCAA will meet with University officials Saturday regarding the test of another tiger, Derrick Rose.
Former Tiger Basketball players and local celebrities hit the hardwood to support the Larry Finch Scholarship Fund, although the lines in the Elma Roan Fieldhouse these days resemble the sometimes blurry lines between right and wrong.
"I hope that everybody gets it behind us and continues on," former player Jeremy Hunt said.
Robert Dozier is the second tiger name involved in testing controversy. ESPN reports the former forward may have had a stand-in for his first SAT. Dozier scored 540 fewer points the second time he took the test.
All this comes to light right before the University's meeting with the NCAA Saturday regarding another former Tiger's SAT score. The investigation points to Derrick Rose as the player. The U of M's internal investigation revealed no proof that he cheated.
Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton tipped-off Friday night's charity game, still thinking highly of the Tigers.
"I hope we are in a real positive situation, such that our program is not negatively impacted, so I wish the Tigers all the best and I think there's a lot of honesty and integrity in the program and I hope there are no NCAA violations," Herenton said.
The NCAA could take away Memphis' victories from the 2007-08 season, when Rose played. Anything regarding Dozier is still in limbo while it finishes the first investigation. Until then, former Tigers are looking forward.
"More than anything, Josh Pastner has a job in front of him and hopefully he can start afresh, have an opportunity to recruit locally and continuing to recruit nationally," former player Elliot Perry said.
"I'm an optimist. I hope things turn out for the better. I just wish the University the best possible outcome through it all," former player Andre Turner said.
Coach Pastner will not be attending Saturday's meeting. Former Tiger's head coach, John Calipari, will listen via phone from China.
FoxMemphis' Melissa Scheffler caught up with them Friday...