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              JEFFREY BELSKUS has been named COO of the Indianapolis
         Motor Speedway (IMS).  Belskus had been IMS Exec
         VP/Administration and Operations (IMS).  In Indianapolis,
         Bill Koenig reports that Belskus is now responsible "for
         most of the major departments at the Speedway," and that one
         priority "is to boost corporate support of the IRL"
         named President of R.J. Reynolds' Sports Marketing
         Enterprises.  Pennell has been with RJR since '79 and has
         been a Brand Marketing Senior VP since '85.  He fills the
         position of the late T. WAYNE ROBERTSON (STAR-NEWS, 1/21). 

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               DREW ROSENHAUS was profiled by ABC's Chris Wallace on
         "PrimeTime Live."  Wallace: "This 31-year-old Miami sports
         agent has 45 players and has negotiated $300 million in
         contracts.  And along the way he's made countless enemies." 
         Rosenhaus: "I have zero respect for my competitors.  I spit
         on them."  Rosenhaus's competitors "claim he steals players
         from other agents, that he's more interested in making a
         quick buck than looking out for their long-term interests." 
         DAVID WARE, the agent for BARRY SANDERS: "I believe if
         ballplayers were women that Drew Rosenhaus would be a pimp.
         ... His style seems to give the impression that we're all
         used car salesman and that the players are the used cars." 
         Rosenhaus denied charges that he steals clients, but
         Dolphins President EDDIE JONES has banned him from the
         team's practice facility, saying Rosenhaus solicited players
         signed with other agents in the parking lot.  Wallace noted
         that the NFLPA "received so many complaints about Rosenhaus
         that it toughened the regulations against stealing clients. 
         It's known as the Drew Rule" ("PrimeTime Live," ABC, 1/21).

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