SBD/Issue 43/Sports Industrialists

Names In The News

Martin Apologetic
For His Behavior
Michigan AD BILL MARTIN said that he is "apologetic for his behavior during two home football games this season that resulted in the filing of an incident report last month with the university's department of public safety." Two school employees working security at the Michigan Stadium press box on separate occasions "did not allow Martin, who was unaware of a new security process, to enter the area." Both times Martin was "without the proper credential and made physical contact with the employees to gain entrance." One of the employees, ARIF KHAN, said that he "put his hand on the door to block" Martin and his wife SALLY from entering. Khan claims Martin then told him, "I am the athletic director, I can go in." Martin Monday in a statement said, "I contacted those involved to discuss the situation and express my regret. I know they were just doing their jobs" (DETROIT NEWS, 11/11).

GET WELL SOON: Penguins President DAVID MOREHOUSE was released from a San Jose hospital yesterday after suffering a heart attack Sunday morning "as the team prepared to fly out" of the city. Morehouse, 48, is expected to travel back to Pittsburgh tomorrow (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 11/11).

CHARITY STRIPE: Skateboarder TONY HAWK Saturday held his annual Stand Up For Skateparks fundraiser at Wynn Las Vegas hoping to raise money to "revamp East Las Vegas skater haven Freedom Skatepark." The Tony Hawk Foundation "raises money to build skateparks in low-income communities across the U.S." ESPN's SAL MASAKELA and UFC fighter FRANK MIR were among those in attendance (LAS VEGAS SUN, 11/11)....The Pistons yesterday hosted an event that provided 400 military families with food and personal care items (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 11/11). 

Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez And
Wife Appear In New PETA Ad
NAMES: USA Basketball has named NCAA Exec VP TOM JERNSTEDT the recipient of the Edward S. Steitz Award, recognizing an individual's contributions to int'l basketball. Jernstedt served as USA Basketball President from '01-04 (USA Basketball)....The divorce trial for outgoing Padres Owners JOHN and BECKY MOORES has been rescheduled from December to March 15 (, 11/10)....Boston real estate developer STEVE KARP and Boston Culinary Group Chair JOE O'DONNELL attended Sunday's Dolphins-Patriots game at Gillette Stadium with Dolphins Owner STEPHEN ROSS and team investor SERENA WILLIAMS (BOSTON HERALD, 11/11)....Artist Int'l has signed NFL Giants RB DANNY WARE for representation (Hollywood Studios)....Falcons TE TONY GONZALEZ and his wife, OCTOBER, appear in an ad supporting PETA's "Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" campaign (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 11/11)....ESPN's MATTHEW BARNABY yesterday volunteered for an episode of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" in Buffalo (THE DAILY).

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