NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published January 24, 1996
MICHAEL JORDAN dismissed rumors he will participate in the '96 Dream Team at the urging of his sponsors. Jordan: "The only way I would be participating is for the hype. I'm trying to cut back some of my time already" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 1/24)....BOOMER ESIASON was named the True Value NFL Man of the Year for his work with cystic fibrosis (USA TODAY, 1/24)....Vikings QB WARREN MOON is "not being singled out" because of his "sports celebrity status," according to prosecutors in Fort Bend County, TX, who have refused to drop the domestic violence case against him. Moon's wife FELICIA, has filed several motions asking that subpoenas ordering her testimony and the testimony of her eight- year-old son be quashed. A trial is scheduled for February 13 (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 1/24)....DON KING said he plans on holding another major event in Philadelphia sometime during the first half of '96 (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 1/24).