Chris Webber reportedly penning a book, indicates he'll discuss Ed Martin scandal
The Fab Five's best player is reportedly writing an autobiography.
And, in doing so, he says he plans on sharing some of his take on the scandal that rocked the Michigan basketball program in the late 1990s.
Former Michigan forward Chris Webber told Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch that he is currently working on a book that should be ready to publish within the next year.
Asked by Deitsch if he'd be including the topic of the Ed Martin basketball scandal, something he was primarily involved with, in the book -- Webber said that's the plan.
"If you are going to write a book, you have to write the book," Webber told Deitsch. "So I would have to say all (topics of my career, Martin included, should be in the book).
"They should, right? They should, yeah."
Webber also told Deitsch that he's been working on a documentary about his life for the past six years, and that, too, should be ready to be released at some point in the next year.
The former Michigan All-American was a key figure in the Martin scandal that eventually led to probation for the basketball program and the removal of the 1992 and 1993 Final Four banners from Crisler Arena.
Webber is currently nearing the end of his 10-year disassociation period with the University of Michigan, something mandated by the NCAA as part of the program's sanctions.
Currently, Michigan is not allowed to make any formal mention of Webber at all, whether it be in statistical form, video form or photographic form. That disassociation officially ends in May 2013.
In ESPN's Fab Five documentary, released in 2011, Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon hinted that Webber would be welcomed back to the university with open arms -- should he offer an apology to the program.
He has also since said he's not sure if the school will ever be able to replace the removed banners, but its certainly not opposed to honoring the Fab Five -- Webber included -- at some point down the road.
"Are there (different) banners we could put up, though? Yeah, there are," Brandon said this past April. "I'd love to celebrate the Fab Five. Are there conditions on which that has to happen? For sure.
"But we've been very open and vocal about that, and there's just nothing new on this subject."