The incident is now several years old and even predates an NBA career but the fact remains that Fab Melo was given a second chance by a professor after becoming ineligible to play basketball because his grade. Syracuse is a big basketball school and Melo’s sophomore year was critical to his future NBA career.
Whether it was a 5 or 10 page paper is part of the sketchy details surrounding the situation. Either way, it went to his grave.
The former Celtics player was found deceased in a Brazil this past weekend.