SBD/2/Sports Industrialists

NAMES IN THE NEWS

          PAUL ALLEN was interviewed in the Portland OREGONIAN on 
     Saturday.  Allen, on owning an NFL team compared to an NBA
     team: "I didn't realize there are many more people who
     follow the NFL than the NBA.  There are just a lot of people
     who watch games on TV wherever they are, and there is more
     regional support for the NFL here" (OREGONIAN, 1/31)....The
     ethics of sports agents and college athletes were examined
     by CNN's NICK CHARLES on "Page 1."  Charles: "They are
     number one on the NCAA's hit list.  A group responsible for
     untold instances of misconduct among college athletes"
     ("Page 1," CNN, 1/31)....Former investment advisor JOHN
     GILLETTE JR. was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison and
     ordered to pay $11.8M plus interest "in restitution to the
     professional athletes he bilked" (Mult., 2/2).....MARIO
     ANDRETTI guest starred on NBC's "Pretender" on Saturday
     night (THE DAILY)....DENNIS CRAWFORD of TN, who won $1M by
     kicking a 35-yard field goal in "Hershey's $1 Million Kick"
     at the Pro Bowl yesterday, was featured this morning on
     ABC's "GMA," outfitted in Hershey gear (THE DAILY).
 
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