January 16, 1993 |
Billy Joe Hobert, the University of Washington quarterback suspended over improper loans, has moved to Arizona, saying he no longer felt safe in the Seattle area. Hobert, who played high school football less than an hour's drive from Seattle, is in Phoenix, working under the scrutiny of his agent. "We're getting out of the area because it's just too scary," he said Thursday. "With my family being in jeopardy, I think it would be in my best interest to move down here where people don't know me."
December 12, 1992 |
An independent counsel will be appointed as soon as next week to investigate allegations involving the University of Washington's football program, school President William P. Gerberding said Friday. The special counsel will report to Laurel Wilkening, university provost, and work with Richard Dunn, the school's faculty athletic representative.
December 10, 1992 |
Billy Joe Hobert, the Washington quarterback who lost his college eligibility for receiving improper loans, will make himself available for the NFL draft instead of appealing for reinstatement with the Huskies. Hobert, a junior, was ruled ineligible on Nov. 10 after it was learned he received $50,000 in loans from an Idaho nuclear scientist. "I think it would have been in my best interest to get reinstated, but I don't think it was possible," Hobert said Tuesday.
December 7, 1992 |
The Pacific 10 Conference is investigating whether University of Washington athletic boosters improperly provided quarterback Billy Joe Hobert with a job in high school and financial benefits after he joined the Huskies. Hobert, a junior, has been declared ineligible to play football for accepting $50,000 in loans last spring from the father-in-law of a friend.
December 3, 1992 |
Suspended Washington quarterback Billy Joe Hobert agreed to pay back an Idaho businessman as much as $110,000 for $50,000 in loans, based on future earnings as a pro football player, a newspaper reported Wednesday. In a promissory note dated July 24, Hobert said he would pay 1.5% "of any future monies received on a pro football contract" up to a maximum of $110,000, the Seattle Times reported.
November 16, 1992 |
The Pacific 10 Conference unanimously recommended Sunday to let stand the results of Washington games in which junior quarterback Billy Joe Hobert played. The Pac-10 Council, meeting in San Francisco, determined that $50,000 in loans Hobert received shouldn't alter the Huskies' record. However, it also said in a statement that "substantial questions remain concerning important aspects of this case."
November 13, 1992 |
A Pacific 10 Conference committee Thursday recommended that the University of Washington not be required to forfeit any of the eight games in which quarterback Billy Joe Hobert played this season. Hobert was declared ineligible by the school Tuesday after an investigation, conducted jointly by university and Pac-10 officials, had concluded that $50,000 in loans he received last spring from the father-in-law of a friend violated NCAA rules.
November 11, 1992 |
University of Washington quarterback Billy Joe Hobert, who last week acknowledged receiving $50,000 in loans from an Idaho man, Tuesday was declared ineligible by the school. Athletic Director Barbara Hedges, announcing the decision at a news conference in Seattle, said that Hobert, a junior, is ineligible for an indefinite period. She said the school next must decide whether to ask the NCAA to restore Hobert's eligibility.
November 7, 1992 |
A decision on the eligibility of Washington quarterback Billy Joe Hobert won't be made before next week and forfeiture of games he played earlier this season is up to the Pacific 10 Conference, Tom Hansen, the league's commissioner, said Friday in a statement. A report of unsecured loans totaling $50,000 resulted in the suspension of Hobert by Washington to investigate the matter.
November 6, 1992 |
The No. 1-ranked University of Washington football team was rocked Thursday when a Seattle newspaper reported that quarterback Billy Joe Hobert has received $50,000 in loans that might be a violation of NCAA rules. The loans, made by a prominent nuclear scientist who is the father-in-law of one of Hobert's friends, have no payment schedule and were made even though Hobert has no assets to guarantee repayment, the Seattle Times reported.