THE MICHIGAN DAILY
.luly 19, 1969
Page Six THE MICHIGAN DAILY Saturdoy, July 19, 1969
Agrees to sell share
of, Gotham night spot
NEW YORK (P) -Joe Namath
agreed yesterday to sell his in-
terest in a swinging New York
night club so that he could return
as quarterback of the New York
The decision came after a near
all-day conference with Commis-
sioner Pete Rozelle in the National
Football League headquarters.
The announcement was made
by Rozelle at a mammoth pressx
conference, with scores of news-
men, cameramen and television
"I'm happy to announce that
Joe will be back with the Jets,"
the commissioner said. "He and I
have privately reached total ac-
cord. He is selling his interest in
Bachelors III, and we consider the
entire matter closed."
Although Rozelle would neither
confirm nor deny it, there almost
certainly were conditions attached
to Namath's returning to the Jets,
other than selling Bachelors III.
l"But,"Rozelle pointed out, "he's
not on probation."
Namath did not comment on
that aspect of the situation either
and said he was leaving almost
immediately for Los Angeles on
business, but "I'll definitely be
back in camp Sunday."
Namath announced his retire-'
ment in a tearful news conference
June 6, refusing to sell his half-
interest in Bachelors III as or-
dered by Rozelle.
Rozelle insisted that the place
was frequented by unsavory char-
acters and that, while Namath
himself had not been found guilty
of wrong-doing, pro football had
to avoid the "appearance of evil."
Namath was present yesterday,
wearing a yellow shirt, tan sweat-
er, striped blue and white trousers,
no socks and sneakers.
Rozelle opened up the confer-
ence, saying: "All of us in profes-
sional football have gone through
six weeks of considerable unpleas-
antness. I'm happy to announce
that the problem is resolved.
"Our security forces investigated
everything that came to our at-
Namath, his voice cracking with
"We all got a little tired of the
situation. Initially, I didn't think
it would involve as many people,
but it's gotten way out of propor-
tion because of the people in-
volved and because I do want to
"And so the problem has been
solved by my selling Bachelors III.
"I want to stress that nothing
is wrong with Bachelors III but
because of what was written, what
was said and the public reading it
all, it caused so much trouble we
felt we should do it."
He mentioned the dice games
and the list of undesirable char-
acters mentioned in some mag-
"That hasn't been proven, and
Bachelors III hasn't done any-
thing wrong. But we are back. in ;
Asked if he had forsaken his
principle, the quarterback said: "I
went as far as I could, with it in-
volving only me. I still insist I
haven't done anything wrong but
there was an area of doubt with
the public. It's never been a ques-
tion about myself, except guilt by
"I'd stand on my principle'if
it was only me alone. With all
those other people involved.'
His voice trailed off.
He said Rozelle, his attorneys,
James Walsh and Mike Bite and
his family had helped him change.
Asked pointedly if he felt he
had made the right decision, he
"It is right."
He said several groups were in-
terested in buying Bachelors III.
"We are working on it, but I am
definitely selling my interest in
Rozelle was asked if there were
any other conditions involved in
Namath's return to football and
the commissioner replied:
"Joe and I have come to an
Broadway Joe (and whatizname)
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Baltimore 65 29 .691
Detroit 50 40 .556
Boston 52 42 .553
Washington 50 48 .510
New York 44 51 .463
Cleveland 37 57 .394
xMinnesota 57 36 .613
xOakland 50 38 .568
xSeattle 39 53 .424
Kansas City 39 54 .419
Chicago 39 54 .419
xCalifornia 35 M.y .389
x-Late games not inclded
Boston 6, Baltimore 1
Detroit 4, Cleveland 0
New York 5, Washington 0
Chicago 6, Kansas City 1
Oakland at California, inc.
Seattle 2, Minnesota 1, 1st
Minnesota at Seattle, 2nd, inc.
Detroit at Cleveland
Washington at New Yotk (2),
Baltimore at Boston, night
Kansas City at Chicago
Minnesota at Seattle, night
Oakland at California
Atlanta 55 41 .573
xLos Angeles 52 39 .571
xSan Francisco 52 41 .559
Cincinnati 47 41 .534
Houston 48 47 .505
San Diego 32 64 .333
x-Late game not included
Chicago 9, Philadelphia 5
New York 5. Montreal 2
Pittsburgh 4, St. Louis 1
S Houston 7, Cincinnati 4
Los Angeles at San Francisco, inc.
Atlanta 6, San Diego 2, 1st
Atlanta 6, San Diego 3, 2nd
New York at Montreal
Chicago at Philadelphia
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, night
Houston at Cincinnati
Los Angeles at San Francisco
San Diego at Atlanta, night
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