NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published July 14, 1995
Wimbledon Champion STEFFI GRAF along with her father and personal financial manager PETER GRAF are being investigated by German tax authorities. On May 23, tax investigators collected documents from the Graf family home in Bruhl and these documents are being audited (Mult., 7/13). CBS' Dan Rather reported that Graf "is suspected of tax evasion along with her father" ("CBS Evening News," 7/12)....GREG NORMAN was reportedly paid $350,000 plus $50,000 in jet fuel to play in the Murphy's Irish Open in Kilkenny last week. Such fees are supposedly forbidden on the European Tour, but sponsors "are given a number of ways to get around the rules." Norman: "You have to pay for professional talent." COLIN MONTGOMERIE called it "Outrageous!" ("Inside Golf," SI, 7/17 issue)....Among the speakers at the "Breaking Through as a Sports Agent" seminar (July 22-23 at Harrah's Las Vegas) will be agent DENNIS GILBERT, attorney ROBERT SHAPIRO, and JERRY TARKANIAN (Allan Malamud, L.A. TIMES, 7/13).