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Newswire : Clemson Coaches Are Fined

March 12, 1985

Two former Clemson coaches pleaded guilty Monday to charges of distributing steroids and prescription drugs to athletes. Sam L. Colson, former strength coach, and Stanley S. Narewski, former men's track coach, were fined and put on probation after pleading guilty to the misdemeanor charges before Circuit Judge C. Victor Pyle in Pickens, S.C.

Colson, 34, was fined $2,000 and placed on three years' probation. He was also ordered to perform 800 hours of community service. Narewski, 35, was fined $750 and placed on one year probation. Both could have faced jail sentences.

Gary Colson, basketball coach at the University of New Mexico, said that he would not leave the Lobos to take the coaching job at the University of Washington. Colson said that he had called New Mexico President Tom Farer to tell him that those rumors were not true.

Colson said that he had talked with Washington Athletic Director Mike Lude about the job last month.

Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth emphasized that he had not asked team owners to open their financial books but added that he would, if he were asked to by those negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement. At a news conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., Ueberroth said: "If the two sides say they need the books open, I'll order it for all 26 teams."

Clinton Davis, the nation's premier schoolboy sprinter two years ago, suffered two broken legs in an early morning automobile accident that demolished his car.

Davis, 19, was listed in serious condition at Allegheny General Hospital and a hospital official said the former national indoor 400-meter champion will have to wear casts on his legs for six to eight months.

Davis was a surprise winner of the 400-meter run in the Millrose Games in January, 1983 as a 17-year-old high school senior. He followed with a triumph in the USA indoor championships and was regarded as a prime contender for the 1984 U.S. Olympic team.

Davis turned down numerous college scholarship offers to concentrate on making the Olympic team, but failed after suffering a hamstring injury last spring.

Davis passed up the 1985 indoor track circuit and hasn't run in competition since last summer.

NASCAR officials said that they would not sanction any racing events at the financially troubled Nashville Raceway this year, which means that the 420-lap Winston Cup races scheduled for May 11 and July 13 will not be held. The track had been a host to Winston Cup racing for the past 27 years.

A limited number of tickets for Thursday's USC-Illinois State NCAA tournament game at Tulsa will be on sale today at the campus ticket office. The tickets will be on sale from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and are $12.

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The Express has acquired wide receiver Kris Haines from the Denver Gold, bringing Haines back to Los Angeles for the third time. Haines played for the Express in 1983, was traded to the Chicago Blitz before the 1984 season, and was acquired again last December in the dispersal draft. He was waived just before the Express' home opener.

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