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Published January 7, 1997
49ers Owner ED DEBARTOLO had no comment on allegations that he assaulted two Packer fans in a parking lot following Saturday's loss. Police captain Jerry Williams said neither of the two victims involved in the scuffle has "conclusively identified" anyone involved (S.F. CHRONICLE, 1/7). ...MICHAEL JORDAN has reportedly landed a role in WILLIAM SCHERER's movie, "Fore." Jordan will play a retired basketball player who "finds golf" (N.Y. POST, 1/7)....The Hawks STEVE SMITH pledged to give $2.5M for the Michigan State new athletic academic center. It will be named for Smith's mother, who died of cancer in '92. The donation is "thought to be the largest given to a university by an active professional athlete" (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 1/7).