A federal judge has denied Derrick Rose's motion to have the civil sexual assault case against him dismissed, and the trial is scheduled to start Oct. 4 in Los Angeles, presumably in the middle of Rose's first training camp with the New York Knicks.
The U.S. District Court judge denied Rose's motion for summary judgment in the case because it remained unclear if the accuser, referred to as Jane Doe, consented to sex on Aug. 27, 2013.
"There can be no doubt that genuine disputes exist as to almost every material fact in this action," Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald wrote in documents obtained by ESPN and earlier reported by the sports law website The White Bronco.
In the original civil complaint, Rose and two friends were accused of raping the woman and breaking into her Beverly Hills residence. The plaintiff also accused Rose and his friends of slipping a drug into her drink prior to committing the sexual acts against her will.
Rose has denied the allegations and has said that he is "very confident" that he will be proved innocent.
If the case goes to trial, it could affect Rose's availability for the Knicks. The club's training camp is traditionally scheduled for early October, with preseason games starting soon thereafter.