The well-publicized crash led to the first of three investigations, the firing of Fisher and a cloud that hovered over Michigan’s basketball program until recently.
Webber pleaded guilty to a criminal contempt charge in July 2003, a day before jury selection was scheduled to start for his trial on a perjury charge. He was accused of lying about money authorities say the player received from Martin.
In his plea, Webber admitted lying to the grand jury in 2000, saying he did not recall giving money to Martin. Webber acknowledged in the plea that in 1994 he gave Martin about $38,000 in cash as partial repayment for expenditures Martin made on his behalf.
Webber was ordered to pay a $100,000 fine, completed 330 hours of community service and paid expenses of more than $78,000.
Webber has rarely addressed the scandal or its fallout.
‘‘I didn’t do anything, so I don’t feel sorry for them,’’ Webber once said.
Jalen Rose, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson — three-fifths of the famed Fab Five — were honored by the school in a bittersweet ceremony Nov. 21, 2010, during halftime of a game at Crisler Arena. Above their heads in the rafters, the 1992 and 1993 Final Four banners they helped the Wolverines earn were missing. The school took them down, rolled them up, wrapped them in plastic and tucked them behind a locked door on the bottom shelf of a narrow cage near other artifacts such as Civil War diaries.
Juwan Howard, who plays for the Miami Heat, joined Rose, King and Jackson last month in Atlanta to watch the Wolverines play Louisville in the NCAA final. Webber was there, too, in a suite.
Michigan also removed championship banners from the 1997 National Invitational Tournament — when Taylor, Traylor and Bullock were teammates — and the Big Ten tournament in 1998, the year after Taylor entered the NBA draft.
‘‘Now that the program is back to where it was when we were back in school, I hope we’re all embraced again,’’ Rose told The AP earlier this year. ‘‘I don’t think Chris is interested in apologizing and if that is the only criteria, I hope that isn’t held against all the guys who put a lot of sweat equity into that school and program.’’
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