The Michigan Daily-Friday, June 16, 1978-Page 19
PLAYER 'SALARIES' ALLEGED:
Violations reported at Okla. State
TULSA, Okla. (AP)-An unidentified
former football player at Oklahoma
State University was quoted yesterday
as saying that players were given cash
payments during the 1976 season.
The Tulsa Tribune quoted the player.
as saying payments ranged from $50 to
$300 each, although not all players were
paid. Other payments were telegraphed
to families of the players, the story
THE STORY by Tribune Sports
Editor Bob Hartzell said the player
asked not to be identified.
"Nearly every player on the 1976
team drew a monthly salary, ranging
from $50 to $100. Nearly every starter
made at least $100," the paper quoted
The former athlete was quoted as
saying that the money was picked up at
a realty office owned by Bill Aufleger,
one of 13 Oklahoma State boosters ban-
ned from recruiting by the National
Collegiate Athletic Association.
The school is currently on two-year
"THE EX-PLAYER said that two
coaches went by the office the day
before the 1976 football game against
Kansas State, picked up $700, went by a
Western Union office and wired the
money to a player's mother," the story
"Each month a payday would be held
in the office of one of the OSU coaches,
complete with a payroll list and a 'tall
stack of bills.'
"The players would be summoned to
the office and given their paychecks
each month in the form of cash," the ex-
player was quoted.
"PAYMENTS DEPENDED on how
sports of the DAILY
By The Associated Press
Teams juggle before deadline
The Major League Baseball trading deadline passed by quietly last
night at midnight and none of the 26 clubs swung any last-minute, block-
A few minor trades, however, were made including six teams and six
teams, plus a player or two to be named later.
The Oakland A's swapped left-handed outfielder Gary Thomasson to the
New York Yankees for outfielders Del Alston and Mi ,y Klutts.
The acquisition of Thomasson put the Yankees ne player over the 25-
man limit, but they did not have to cut anyone immediately since outfielder
Jay Johnstone, acquired Wednesday in a trade with Philadelphia, had not
reported for Thursday night's game with Seattle.
Meanwhile, the Cleveland Indians traded Mike Vail to the Chicago Cubs
for Joe Wallis in an exchange of reserve outfielders Thursday.
Both 26-year-old players had to pass waivers in their respective leagues
before the deal could be completed since inter-league trades are not permit-
ted at this time.
Vail is hitting .235 with two runs batted in with just 34 at bats, while
Wallis is hitting .369 with one homer and six RBI in 55 times at bat.
Finally, the San Francisco Giants, in their quest for bench strength,
Thursday acquired light-hitting infielder Roger Metzger from the Houston
Astros for either a player to be named later or cash.
Metzger, 30, was Houston's regular shortstop for six years before
becoming a part-time player the last two seasons. He entered the 1978 season
with a lifetime .223 batting average and is batting .220 this season.
* * * *
NBA adds third ref
CORONADO, Calif.-The NBA Board of Governors voted yesterday to
add a third referee to the two-man teams presently used in pro basketball.
The three-man teams have been used in the Big Ten conference for two
Other rule modificati( s made at the meetings included a decision to ex-
periment with the three-p( it basket during the 1978 exhibition season.
NBA Commissioner Larry O'Brien described the rule changes as "a
great step in the growth of the league, the culmination of efforts which have
extended for several years."
hard it was to recruit the player, how has resigned).
valuable the coaches considered the "IN 1976, THE club was started again
player to be on the team and how hard it as HTC Enterprises and was handled
was to keep the player happy in for the next year or year and a half by
Stillwater." Harry Cheatwood, former OSU
The former player also said money player."
was passed out prior to thes1976 trip to Existence of one such club to raise
the Tangerine Bowl game. recruiting funds for football players has
The money reportedly came from a been confirmed by three former mem-
booster group which began in 1974. bers,
"That club," said the source, "was The National Collegiate Athletic
broken up by Dr. Kamm (Robert Association sanctions booster clubs
Kamm, former university president) only if they are administered by the
and Floyd Gass (athletic director who school in question.
6 Blue ieers tagged
as NHL holds draft
From WireSrvic Reports yesterday.
Defenseman Dean Turner was the
MONTREAL-Six Michigan hockey first to be selected, picked by the New
players were chosen in the National York Rangers in the third round.
Hockey League's amateur draft, held The other players chosen were John
Olver, by Colorado in round seven:
Doug Todd, by Atlanta in round nine;
Dan Lerg, by St. Louis in round ten;
Rod Pachokzuk, by Washington in
round 13; and Jeff Mars, by Montreal in
The Detroit Red Wings selected 19
players in the draft, which included
players from college and amateur
In the first round the Wings chose
Willie Huber of the Hamilton Fincups
and Brent Peterson, a forward from
Glenn Hicks of the Flin Flon Bombers
and Al Jensen of Hamilton were the
second round picks.
The Minnesota North Stars had the
first pick of the day, and chose Bobby
Dean Turner Smith of the Ottawa 67's.
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