NAMES IN THE NEWS
Dolphins LB BRYAN COX believes he was "snubbed" by owner
Wayne Huizenga when he was left out of a stock deal in that
Huizenga offered to QB DAN MARINO (MIAMI HERALD, 9/28). Cox,
from HBO's "Inside the NFL" last night: "Why is it when Elway,
Kelly, Marino, all of these guys are on TV yelling at guys and
they're such competitors. When I do it, 'I'm out of control,'
'I'm a detriment to my team,' 'I'm a detriment to the league.'"
Citing a lack of leadership in the black community: "We as black
athletes need to start taking heed to that and need to start
playing a more prominent part or role in this. I'm ashamed of
the way black athletes are today" (HBO, 9/28)....Rangers catcher
DAVE VALLE has founded a nonprofit organization called Esperanza
International that helps Dominican women start businesses to lift
their families out of poverty (SEATTLE TIMES, 9/28)....Former
Olympic Gold Medalist PABLO MORALES is trying to make fin
swimming an olympic sport. Morales claims the fin, which makes
swimmers move similarly to a dolphin, lowers two-footed times by
as much as 30% (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 9/29)....USC football
coach JOHN ROBINSON on the suspension of three of his starters by
the NCAA because they allegedly received payments from an agent:
"It is disappointing to me that in a situation like this that the
consequences of this are only paid by the athlete. The people
that perpetrate this, the agent or the runner, whoever those
people are -- they remind me of drug dealers. They fade into the
night and nobody knows who they are or what they do"
("SportsCenter," ESPN, 9/28).
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