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March 05, 1985

A grand jury in Pickens, S.C., indicted former Clemson University track coaches Sam Colson and Stan Narewski and former Clemson assistant football coach Jack Harkness Monday on misdemeanor charges of dispensing prescription drugs to athletes.

The indictments came just three days after Clemson President Bill Atchley resigned and Athletic Director Bill McLellan asked to be reassigned. The two track coaches have admitted giving the muscle-relaxing drug phenylbutazone to several members of the track team.

Three Tiger football players also say they received steroids from Colson, who doubled as the school's football strength coach. An investigation was prompted by the mysterious death last October of Clemson track star Augustinius Jaspers.

Quintin Dailey's agent, Bob Woolf, said the Chicago Bulls guard will rejoin the team after his two-day suspension, despite Dailey's squabble with Coach Kevin Loughery.

Dailey, suspended for late arrivals at a game and a practice, told the Chicago Sun-Times: "If he (Loughery) stays, I'm gone. . . . I'm tired of the personal vendetta part of it. You can see it. I'm not going to be Kevin Loughery Jr. I'm Quintin Dailey."

University of Miami sophomore quarterback Bernie Kosar, who can become eligible for this spring's National Football League draft, practiced with the Hurricanes in the opening of spring drills and put off deciding on a pro career for at least two weeks.

If Kosar decides to turn pro, he must declare his intentions no later than April 16, two weeks before the draft. Kosar can become eligible because he is within a few credits of graduation. The Minnesota Vikings, holding the No. 3 pick, say they will select Kosar if he decides to turn pro. "Blood boosting," the practice of enhancing performance with blood transfusions, will be banned by the International Olympic Committee before the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary, Prince Alexandre deMerode said.

The level of caffeine permitted athletes is also likely to be lowered by 1988. In an atmosphere of increasing urgency, negotiations between baseball management and players for a new collective bargaining agreement resume today.

Commissioner Peter Ueberroth has said he would order owners to open their books if the negotiators for both sides agreed it would help them reach a settlement. Lee MacPhail, the owners' negotiator, presented details of Ueberroth's move to the union at their last meeting in New York a week ago and asked the players for help in solving what he said were the game's severe economic problems. In Tampa Saturday, players voted to use income from licensing fees to fund any possible examination of management's books. South Korea will organize a highly trained security force, consisting of 1,830 policemen, for the upcoming Asian Games and 1988 Olympics at Seoul. The policemen will be organized into 10 army-sized companies for deployment at Seoul and other provincial areas where games of the two international meets will be held, the officials said.

The team, specializing in anti-terrorist operations, will protect sports facilities as well as foreign delegations participating in the Seoul competition, the officials said. Officials fear that North Korea will attempt to infiltrate armed agents and disrupt the games. Charlie Heard, a former All-American wrestler at Tennessee-Chattanooga and an alternate on the 1984 U.S. Olympic team, has been charged with felonious assault in Chattanooga in a stabbing prompted by an altercation involving his ex-girlfriend.

Heard was taken into custody Sunday night after Charles A. Griffith, 22, of Chattanooga, was stabbed in the left side of his chest. Griffith was reported in critical but stable condition Monday at Erlanger Medical Center.

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