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Rose calls him out, but Webber shows

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Members of the Fab Five, minus Chris Webber, sat next to one another Monday.
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Chris Webber showed up at the Georgia Dome on Monday night after Jalen Rose called him out, announcing that all the members of Michigan's famed Fab Five but Webber had committed to appearing to cheer on the Wolverines.

"I could understand if he was homeless and living under a bridge," Rose said on ESPN's "Mike and Mike" show, but Webber lives in Atlanta and works for the host network, he noted.

Webber has been estranged from Michigan since a booster scandal stung the school with sanctions, which included banning him from contact with the program for 10 years. That ban officially ends next month, but Webber attended the game as a fan. However, he appeared to watch from a private box and did not join his former mates in the crowd.

Asked if perhaps Webber was reluctant to face the barrage of questions that would accompany his appearance, Rose replied: "That would apply to someone who doesn't make a living working for the media."

Webber works for Turner Sports, which partnered with CBS to broadcast the tournament.

Michigan made its first appearance in the championship game since 1993, when Webber infamously called a timeout that the team didn't have to help seal a loss to North Carolina.

 

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