SBD/Issue 16/Sports Industrialists

Names In The News

In Charlotte, Mike Drummond reported HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS will pay $351,783 in back overtime wages to 214 employees after the U.S. LABOR DEPARTMENT found that the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 10/1).

NFL Considering Placing Randy
Moss In Drug Program
RANDY RULES: Fox’ Jay Glazer reported there was a meeting last Tuesday to decide whether Raiders WR RANDY MOSS should be put “into the NFL drug program.” Glazer: “Originally, the league informed (Moss) that they would do that, so he went out and hired DAVID CORNWELL, the attorney who got (Dolphins RB) RICKY WILLIAMS re-instated and back into the NFL. ... Cornwell met with the league this week and argued he should not have to go under those restrictions, and even told the league if you do that he would not take those random drug tests” (Fox, 10/2).

NAMES: The ANDRE AGASSI CHARITABLE FOUNDATION (AACF) raised $10.1M to benefit at-risk youth organizations Saturday at the Grand Slam for Children presented by Genworth Financial (AACF)....In N.Y., Mangan & King report Yankees 3B ALEX RODRIGUEZ and poker player PHIL HELLMUTH were seen on September 21 playing poker at an illegal Manhattan card room. While it is illegal to operate a card club that charges admission or takes a cut of the pots, it is not against the law to wager in such an establishment (N.Y. POST, 10/3)....In Boston, Fee & Raposa reported actress RENEE ZELLWEGER sat in Red Sox Owner JOHN HENRY’s box during Saturday’s Yankees-Red Sox game as a guest of Red Sox Chair TOM WERNER (BOSTON HERALD, 10/2)....Chiefs Vice Chair JACK STEADMAN, the only individual other than Owner LAMAR HUNT to have been involved with the franchise since its inception in ’60, was inducted into the club’s Ring of Honor yesterday (K.C. STAR, 10/3).

PASSING: Longtime Denver Post sportswriter FRANK HARAWAY passed away Thursday night at the age of 88 due to heart failure (DENVER POST, 10/2).

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