Through a spokesman Rose told Scott, who covers the 49ers for the Observer, that she nothing to add to comments she made to me in February.
I talked to her after a horrendous home loss to Marshall. I found Rose after the game and had to cut the conversation short to pound out a quick story and make deadline. We talked for no more than a minute.
Again, I ended the conversation not because I wanted to but because I had no choice. Rose was willing to talk -- then.
She reiterated that night her support for basketball coach Alan Major. When I asked if she had lost faith in him she said, "No. No. Absolutely not."
Many Charlotte fans have. Attendance this season tumbled to 5,111 a game. The team was mediocre. It lacked an identity. Instead of improving during the season -- which is what good teams with good coaches do -- it regressed.
Fans did not understand why Rose gave Major a three-year contract extension in 2013. As I wrote at the time, I didn't, either. I still don't.
If Rose has a compelling reason for her ongoing support for Major, she should share it. In fact, she's obligated to share it.
Fans in essence are shareholders. They believe the basketball program also belongs to them.
Are they wrong?