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Published September 29, 1995
Dolphins LB BRYAN COX believes he was "snubbed" by owner Wayne Huizenga when he was left out of a stock deal in that Huizenga offered to QB DAN MARINO (MIAMI HERALD, 9/28). Cox, from HBO's "Inside the NFL" last night: "Why is it when Elway, Kelly, Marino, all of these guys are on TV yelling at guys and they're such competitors. When I do it, 'I'm out of control,' 'I'm a detriment to my team,' 'I'm a detriment to the league.'" Citing a lack of leadership in the black community: "We as black athletes need to start taking heed to that and need to start playing a more prominent part or role in this. I'm ashamed of the way black athletes are today" (HBO, 9/28)....Rangers catcher DAVE VALLE has founded a nonprofit organization called Esperanza International that helps Dominican women start businesses to lift their families out of poverty (SEATTLE TIMES, 9/28)....Former Olympic Gold Medalist PABLO MORALES is trying to make fin swimming an olympic sport. Morales claims the fin, which makes swimmers move similarly to a dolphin, lowers two-footed times by as much as 30% (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 9/29)....USC football coach JOHN ROBINSON on the suspension of three of his starters by the NCAA because they allegedly received payments from an agent: "It is disappointing to me that in a situation like this that the consequences of this are only paid by the athlete. The people that perpetrate this, the agent or the runner, whoever those people are -- they remind me of drug dealers. They fade into the night and nobody knows who they are or what they do" ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 9/28). >>>>>>>>>>>> REMINDER <<<<<<<<<<<< Keep those nominations for "Sports Industrialist of the Year" coming! Remember, nominees should have a clear and definable impact on the industry, work daily to further its strength and growth, and demonstrate creative and innovative thought. Nominations can be made in writing, on video or in person. Please submit all entries by November 3 at 5pm.