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SaturdaY, July 16, 1977 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Eleven
Can King take care of himself?

AP sports Analysis
NEW yOK - Two months
sfo0 Bernard King chose to fore-
go his final year of eligibility
at Tennessee to enter the NBA
raft as an undergraduate.
t want to do what is best
for Bernard Klg," the two-
time Associated Press All-
American said.
But it is becoming apparent
That Bernard King is having
difficulty doing what is best for
himself.
King was arrested for the
second time in less than a week
esterday morning on charges
d possesion of marijuana,
prwtsensand resisting arrest.
int was found in an apartment
building hallway after a tenant
had complained that a manttried
to break into her apartment.
Last weekend, King was ar-
rested and charged with break-
ig into the University's ath-
letic building to steal a $1,500
television set, which was found
his car.
These latest problems come
in the wake of a stormy but
highly successful collegiate ca-
reer. King, 20, twice led the
Volunteers to the NCAA tourn-
ament. le was one of the high-
est rated forwards in the na-
tion.
hen Bernard was selected on
the first round of the NBA draft
v the New York Nets, he
seemed thrilled.
"I'm from New York and I
like the idea of going back there
o play pro ball," King said.
Although the Nets have re-
served comment on King's situ-
ation, they are aware that the
severity of the charges against
him could keep him off their
ineup in the near future and
naybe forever.
The University of Tennessee
has not taken a stand on the
latest arrests "because Ber-
nard no longer is a member of
Baseball's
leaders
Based on 500 at mats
AMERICAN LEAGUE
G A R H Pt.
arew Mtn 84 330 6 129 .391
lngletens al 80 281 46 95 .338
a"ock Min s 3314606 .335
fotr Tr 70 303 42 ton .37
Soe Ce 74 229 40 7t .33
sk Bsn 1 285 63 91 .319
ers NY 76 303 38 96 .317
aO Bn 5 349 13 0 .31
naiserC hi 55 347 5t108 311
anson NY 82 323 46 100 .310
Home mons
Gstott, Boston, 25 Rice, Boston,
a eteNwYrk, no;1Amle,
nnelata 20 Zisk Chicago, t9.
Runs Batted In
rkse, Minnesota, 78;M unson,
ewa York, 67; sHbson, Boston, 62t
k, Chiaago, 62; Klce, Boston,
Sstra mski Boston, 59; Thomp-
aDetroit. 59.
Ptchng (8 eislns)
ToJoasa, Minnesota, 10-3, .769-
rios, Chicago, 9-3, .750; La-
e, Catifrnla, 6-2, .750; Kravec,
a o, 6-2, 750; Gullett, New
0-., .727; Lyle, New York, 7-3,
rimsley, Baltimore, 9-4, .692;
ana, California, 12-6, .667.
NATIONAL LEAGUE
rer P A 8 R H Pct.
>rkkerPraesg 8735 5 119 .334
'OtesChI 1 24 3t -1.333
ms StL 83 288 49 96t 333
'Oey Cm 595 340 70 113 .331
'etne Mti 7 7314 40 aot.3251
'ratt Ph 82 323 38 104 .322
tssha Phi 76 289 48 93 .322
andz stL 88 302 54 97 .321.
a5ib5n Pgh 7 122 33 7t1320
e cin g 8 344 63 10 .320
Home Runs
Cininatr
If, 22, 2; Garvey, Los An-
22;edSBuroghs,2Atlanta, 21
afield, San Diegots,221
Oste Rns Batted In
r, Clnornnats, 3t Garvey,
An iees,80; Cey, Los Angeles,
lnWtigg San Diego, 69; Benh,
Pitching ( Decisions)
atLs Angeles 1-1, .o9; Te-
Ptse, gh 7-1,87; Ren-
12-3cao, .00; Denny,
L5,72' 77;' Carltn, Phil-
-7 Ot CSosil, Pts-
9-,70 ecPhiadel-
7; .50; F~rsc, 8t. Loss,

the university," a spokesman we have made no statement. the phone and stay out of his car
said. But we are ready to help him if and out of trouble. I didn't want
"We realize Bernard has some we can." him to take any more chances
problems and we are willing to In reaction to Thursday's of getting into trouble."
continue to do anything we can charges, King's lawyer, Bill King's case reminds one of
to help him," Tennessee assist- Banks of Knoxville, said: Marvin Barnes, a member of
ant basketball coach Cliff Wettig "He said he hadn't done any- the Detroit Pistons of the NBA
said. "We don't know what is thing, that he was very mad, who presently is serving a jail
bothering Bernard, and since he - very angry and very upset. I sentence for parole violation
is not a member of the school, told him to stick pretty close to when a gun was found in his
CONFLICT OVER 'STACHE
Awants out of St.Louis

By The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA - St. Louuis relief pitcher Al
Hrabosky says he's so rattled over losing half of
his dual personality that he doesn't think he'll be
able to play with the Cardinals next-year.
"I really liked being the 'Mad Hungarian,"'
he said.
"ON THE FIELD I was the 'Mad Hungarian',
who was an insane maniac obsessed with win-
ning and would go to any length to do that,"
he said. "And off the field since I could let off
my frustration and emotions through the 'Mad
Hungarian' I could be a happy person through
Al Hrabosky.
"He was an extension of my personality. I
felt like I was a schizophrenic."
The 'Mad Hungarian' met his end this spring
when Cardinals' Manager Vern Rapp instituted a
grooming code that doomed the fiery relief pitch-
er's Fu Manchu mustache and long hair. Alas,
Al Hrabosky says he couuld no longer be happy
off the field.

"IT'S BEEN one of the most traumatic years
I've ever experienced," he said in the interview.
"It's been total frustration.
"Now the hair and the mustache is not going
to gain velocity on the ball or anything else, but
the psychological warfare I gained through
them - I felt I was a much greater pitcher, a
greater competitor."
tlrabosky had an argument with Rapp over
the directive to shave his mustache and crop his
hair.
"UNINTENTIONALLY, Vern Rapp is just kind
of choking me. And it's gotten to be a situation
where I don't think I can play in St. Louis next
year.
"And that has nothing to do with the kind of
person I think Vern Rapp is. I think he's a fine
man. And I think the world of my teammates.
But I have to do what is best for myself.
"It's just that I used to really enjoy myself. I
had so much fun being the 'Mad Huungarian."'

possession as he attempted to
board an airplane.
Barnes originally was arrested
for an act of violence, while
King's alleged crimes. involve
no violence.
When King applied for the pro
draft, he seemed to be over his
problems and ready to move
into a prominent role in the
NBA.
"I enjoyed my years playing
for Coach Mears at Tennessee,"
he claimed. "But I felt I was
ready to move on into the pro-
fessionals. I thought that was
the best thing I could do for
Bernard King."
Bernard's younger brother,
Albert, was the most sought-
after high school player in the
country last year. He will be-
gin attending the University
of Maryland in September.
One would hope that Albert
follows in his brother's footsteps
only on the court.
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