Jacksonville Bulls quarterback Brian Sipe, who suffered "a complete shoulder separation" in Sunday's United States Football League game against Baltimore, is scheduled for surgery this morning.
Earlier reports that the injury could end the career of the 35-year-old Sipe may have been too pessimistic, team spokesman Glenn Greenspan said, and Sipe may be able to return in about eight weeks. Thirteen of the 14 members of the Baylor basketball team, the team manager and its trainer have issued a statement of support for former backup center John Wheeler, who has been linked to a university investigation that led to the resignation of head Coach Jim Haller.
The players also said they have spoken to university officials about improprieties in the Baylor basketball program and said Haller's resignation was "inevitable, " even without Wheeler's participation in the investigation.
A man foiled in his attempts to remove former basketball star Wilt Chamberlain's jersey from a mannequin in the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., pleaded innocent to charges filed in connection with the break-in, police said.