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PLAYER "UPRISING" LEADS TO SOLOMON OUT AS AVP CEO, USHER IN
Published January 12, 1998
The AVP Board of Directors announced that Harry Usher has been named the AVP's interim CEO, effective immediately. Usher replaces previous CEO Jerry Solomon. In a statement, the AVP announced that Solomon's consulting agreement was mutually terminated by his management company, P.S. StarGames, and the AVP Board. Usher was COO of the '84 Summer Olympics in L.A., and also served as Commissioner of the USFL and President & CEO of Dorna USA. The AVP celebrates its 15th anniversary in '98 and the Miller Lite/AVP Tour's six-month season starts in March (AVP). CALIFORNIA DREAMING: BRANDWEEK's Terry Lefton reports that Solomon is "out" after "a player uprising." Lefton adds that sources said "players were distressed about the league's financial condition and its hq being in Boston, where Solomon lives," instead of CA. Usher's post "is said to be on a three-month interim basis" (BRANDWEEK, 1/12).