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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

Sports On Earth's Patrick Hruby : "The NFL expects between 15 and 25 percent of its retirees to come down with neurodegenerative diseases! … How is that not a headline? I'm dead serious." Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel : "Won't embarrass the player, but at MAC Media Day today had one tell...

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04/15/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Rocker JOHN MELLENCAMP donated $1.5M toward the John Mellencamp Pavilion, an indoor sports center at Indiana Univ. (WASHINGTON TIMES, 4/14)....JUDGE MANNY ALVAREZ says Cowboys WR MICHAEL IRVIN had "be

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, MLS, NBA, NBC, People and Pop Culture, Utah Jazz

04/12/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

NEWSDAY is reporting MIKE TYSON may have the "law on his side" in combating allegations of sexual assault. Two of the bodyguards assigned to Tyson during his Sunday night visit to a Chicago nightclub

Tags: Cablevision, Denver Nuggets, ESPN, NBA, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

04/11/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Orioles Dir of Stadium Operations ROY SOMMERHOF has decided to leave the organization to take charge of ticket sales for the Ravens (Baltimore SUN, 4/11)....KY SNYDER has been named Exec Dir of the Sa

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens, People and Pop Culture

04/11/96
TYSON CAMP QUIETLY FIGHTING OFF ALLEGATIONS

MIKE TYSON and promoter DON KING remained silent yesterday as Chicago police continued to investigate an allegation of sexual assault by the boxer on a 25-year-old beautician at a Chicago night club l

Tags: People and Pop Culture

04/11/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Cowboy WR MICHAEL IRVIN charged that Dallas area electronic and print media have been motivated by competition for readers rather than concerning themselves with fairness and accuracy. Therefore, he w

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, NBA, New York Mets, New York Yankees, People and Pop Culture, YankeeNets

04/10/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

An employee at the bar in Chicago, at which MIKE TYSON is accused of committing sexual battery, claims Tyson is innocent. An attorney representing a 25-year-old woman alleges Tyson assaulted her in th

Tags: ESPN, NBC, NFL, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

04/10/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Wilson Racquet Sports announced several appointments: DR. ANDREI VOROBIEV, Manager, Bio-mechanical Research, Footwear; SUE RYDER, Senior Designer, Footwear; HEATHER MCGOWAN, Designer, Footwear; and BR

Tags: ESPN, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, Wilson Sporting Goods

04/10/96
IRVIN ADDRESSES QUESTION OF ABUSE PROBLEM

In an interview with ESPN''s Chris Mortensen, Cowboys WR MICHAEL IRVIN said he did not believe he has a substance abuse problem and responded to criticism of his demeanor while testifying before a gra

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, NFL, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

04/09/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Eagles VP/Business Development & Broadcasting JEFFREY AUERBACH announced his resignation, citing his frustration with "the slow pace of decision-making in sports" (PHILA. INQUIRER, 4/7)....JERRY SACHS

Tags: ABC, Boston Celtics, Cablevision, HOK Sports, Madison Square Garden, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

04/09/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

PENNY HARDAWAY is ranked by teens as the most popular athlete in a study to be released today by research firm Teenage Research Unlimited. MICHAEL JORDAN and GRANT HILL were tied for 2nd (USA TODAY, 4

Tags: People and Pop Culture

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