NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published January 12, 1996
ESPN reported that JIMMY JOHNSON's coaching contract with the Dolphins is for four years at $8M, with no bonuses or incentives. He will be the highest paid NFL coach. ESPN's Chris Mortensen: "Don't forget, I think Jimmy Johnson is going to make a lot of money in TV, radio, and marketing endorsements off the field. Maybe as much as $2 million" ("SportsCenter," 1/11). Johnson discussed the move on HBO's "Inside the NFL," his now- former show (HBO, 1/11); while Huizenga was interviewed on "Moneyline" (CNN, 1/11). ....SHAQUILLE O'NEAL issued a statement on his girlfriend and their expected child: "We've been planning our future together. Babies, picket fences, models, great free- throw shooters" (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 1/12)....The "Where Are They Now?" segment on "Inside the NFL" last night focused on former Bengal REGGIE WILLIAMS, now Disney VP of Sports Marketing. Williams: "The unique distinction between being a champion and being a loser is one of the compelling missions we have here at Disney. We want to even the scales of justice between winning and losing" (HBO, 1/11).