Bulls' Rose fined after pleading guilty to speeding charge
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Bulls No. 1 draft choice Derrick Rose pleaded guilty Monday to driving more than 40 mph over the speed limit on an Illinois highway back in April.
Kane County Associate Judge Robert J. Morrow ordered Rose to pay a $1,000 fine and attend traffic school, according to the county's state's attorney's office.
The misdemeanor speeding charge happened in April, when Rose was pulled over after the Illinois State Police clocked him driving 106 mph in a 65 mph zone on Interstate 88 in Kane County.
In June, the Bulls selected Rose with the overall No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.
A Chicago native, Rose played one season at Memphis. He led the Tigers to this year's NCAA Division I title game before falling to Kansas.
Right Hand Man Speech:
Derrick. You just got yourself a brand spankin new Porsche 911 Turbo to celebrate your big new contract. I understand that. However, since your body is now worth millions and you're a public figure with an image to maintain here's what we're going to do.
I'm going to get you access to this racetrack and send you to BMW driving school. If you want to go fast go to the track and go bananas in this nice racing car with a rollcage and people waiting with fire extinguishers. When on public roads let's keep it to a relatively mild 20 mph over the speed limit like a normal person.
Go talk to David Wesley about what happened with Bobby Phils.