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August 4, 1989 | Associated Press
Former Nebraska running back Johnny Rodgers has returned to his hometown to fight drugs and gangs. The 1972 Heisman trophy winner said he will organize a group called Professional Athletes' Community Effort, or PACE, that would coordinate community response to drug and gang problems. Mayor P.J. Morgan met Thursday with Rodgers to discuss plans. Rodgers lived in San Diego for several years.
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June 10, 1988 | LESLIE WOLF, Times Staff Writer
Just what is a Heisman Trophy worth? To 1972 winner Johnny Rodgers, the 55-pound bronze statue is a priceless treasure, worth going to court over. Rodgers filed suit Thursday in small claims court in San Diego to retrieve his trophy from attorney Henry Ramirez, who he says has been holding it "hostage" since a court hearing last year.
SPORTS
January 31, 1990
Team America, a Lincoln, Neb.-based sports agency, has ended its association with 1972 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers. Last month, the state of Texas fined the former Nebraska star and Team America $10,000 each for improperly contacting University of Houston quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware.
SPORTS
September 7, 1989
The California Supreme Court rejected a bid by Johnny Rodgers, 1972 Heisman Trophy winner from Nebraska, to have his concealed-weapon conviction overturned.
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February 25, 1987 | Associated Press
Former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers was ordered today to spend six months in jail on his conviction for threatening a cable television technician with a gun and being a felon in possession of a weapon. Rodgers, who won college football's highest honor while at Nebraska, was convicted Jan. 28 of assault with a deadly weapon in a case stemming from a 1985 incident at Rodgers' home when a Cox Cable technician arrived to disconnect service due to nonpayment of a bill.
SPORTS
December 23, 1989
Johnny Rodgers, former Heisman Trophy winner from Nebraska, and a Nebraska sports marketing firm each were fined $10,000 Friday by the Texas secretary of state, who alleged that they illegally contacted 1989 Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware of Houston. Secretary of State George Bayoud identified the firm as Total Economic Athletic Management of America Inc., or TEAM America, of Lincoln, Neb.
SPORTS
December 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Texas secretary of state today fined former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers of Nebraska and a Nebraska-based sports marketing firm $10,000 each, alleging they violated Texas' athlete agent law. Rodgers and Total Economic Athletic Management of America Inc., or TEAM America, of Lincoln, Neb., are accused of illegally contacting 1989 Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware, junior quarterback at Houston, according to Secretary of State George Bayoud.
SPORTS
October 14, 1989
Johnny Rodgers, 1972 Heisman Trophy winner, was placed back on probation by a San Diego Superior Court judge for a 1987 incident involving a cable television repairman who was disconnecting service to his home. The hearing was ordered by an appellate court that last June affirmed Rodgers' conviction for being an ex-felon in possession of a gun, but reversed an assault charge because the definition Rodgers was charged under did not apply to his case.
SPORTS
August 4, 1989 | Associated Press
Former Nebraska running back Johnny Rodgers has returned to his hometown to fight drugs and gangs. The 1972 Heisman trophy winner said he will organize a group called Professional Athletes' Community Effort, or PACE, that would coordinate community response to drug and gang problems. Mayor P.J. Morgan met Thursday with Rodgers to discuss plans. Rodgers lived in San Diego for several years.
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