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Derrick Rose rape case boils down to consent: She said, they said

Derrick Rose rape case boils down to consent: She said, they said

Months before Derrick Rose took the stand to defend himself in a lawsuit claiming he and two friends raped an ex-girlfriend while she was intoxicated, the former Bulls star was asked if he understood the word "consent."

"No. But can you tell me?" he asked at a deposition in June.

Rose came to court last week with a much better grasp of the word that is central to the $21 million civil case, though his interpretation of the concept could prove costly.

No one disputes the New York Knicks player and his friends had sex with the woman in her apartment Aug. 27, 2013. The question is whether she gave her consent — as the men claim — or whether...

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