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Suspended Spartan goes to court
r v E Claims he didn't

have fair
By The Associated Press
LANSING - A U. S. Dis-
trict Court judge said yester-
day he will try to rule next
week on whether to lift the sus-
pension of a Michigan State
University football player. .
Attorneys for defensive back
Joseph Hunt told Judge Noel
Fox that Hunt was suspended
without a fair hearing or the
chance to confront witnesses.
They argued he was entitled to
such due process rights al-
though he admitted the viola-
tion which led to the suspen-
Hunt has filed suit seek-
ing temporary injunction set-
tine aside the suspension
while a complete hearing on
the case is held. MSU prac-
tice begins Aug. 23, and Hunt,
a 21 year old senior, stands
toymiss his final year of
A Michigan State attorney
asked Fox to bring the Nation-
al Collegiate Athletic Associa-
tion into the case if he grants
the injunction to protect MSU
ffrom further penalties if it is
ordered to withdraw iuns's
The NCAA ordered the school
to suspend Hunt as the result of
its investigation into MSU's
foothalI program which led to
the school being put on three
year's probation.
Hunt was accused of using a
credit card owned by T. Mi-
chael Doyle, a Lansing attorney
AP Photo and Spartan booster. Doyle
loaned the card to an assistant
coach, and Hunt said he used it
without permission when he
hampton borrowed the coaches' car.
In today's MSU unsuccessfully appeal-
ed the suspension. The uni-
versity said it had to suspend
Hunt or risk further penal-
ties from the NCAA.
Hunt's attorney, Cary Cooper,
said, "Joe Hunt and his right
to due process . . . have been
bargained away with the NCAA
in hopes of more lenient treat-
te industry ment and no further sanctions
iat snusry against the university."

MSU attorney Leland Carr
protested that the school
"fonght the best fight we could
fight" to keep Hunt and the
other players eligible. lie asked
Fox to bring the NCAA into the
case lest the association decide
MSU is "aking a dive" on the
case and thwarting the NCAA's
discipline of Hunt. .
"I think they're going to
come after us again - our
three years will be stretched to
ten or something awful like
that," Carr said. ie said not
carrying out the NCAA's orders
in the first place have re-
salted in the school being ex-
pelled from the NCAA.
Dr. John Fuzak of MSU,
president of the NCAA, said
if MSU had been barred
from NCAA play, "it would
end the football program and
probably the entire athletic
Hunt attorney Robert Kaplan
said this demonstrated MSU
could not be impartial in its de-
cision to 'r Hunt.
Fuzak also said that burring
Ilunt from nlay would "serious-
ly hurt his f'ut're life."
Six other players were pen-
alized - none as severe as
hunt - and the school's coach.
ing staff is virtually all new
as a reslt of the instestig-itiOn.
Ohio Stat Jniversity foothlli
coach Worviy havs has admit-
tin -lintis" athletic officials
to MSU's wrongdoings.
Attorney Richard Walinsky,
also representing Hunt, ar-
gued his client did not have
a proper hearing, did not have
a chance to face his accus-
ers and never received ade-
quate notice of the kind of
conduct that could lead to
the loss of his athletic eli-
bibility. He also claimed
MSU hal too much at stake
to be a disinterested party,
NCAA regulations gave MSU
15 days to decide whether to
suspend Hunt from eligibility,
and Fox questioned whether this
was enough time.

Palmer putts and prays
Sandra Palmer watches a putt roll toward the cup during the European Women's Golf C
ship at Sunningdale, Eng. Palmer trails Japanese Chako Higuchi by five strokes going int
final round.
Hubbard namdg vern(

By The Associated Press
COLUMBUS - Michigan cen-
ter Phil Hubbard was among ten
Ohio Olympians named honorary
governors of the state yesterday
by Gov. James A. Rhodes.
Hubbard won a gold medal at
the Montreal Olympics as a
member of the winning U.S. bas-
ketball team. The 6-7 Canton
native played forward and cen-
ter for the U.S. team, scoring
ten points in the championship
game against Yugoslavia.
As a freshman last season,
he led Michigan in rebounding
and was second in scoring,
helping the Wolverines ad-
vance to the NCAA finals.
Other Olympians honored yes-
terday were: Brenda L. More-
head of Toledo, Roland Muhlen
of Cincinnati, Debby Keplar Wil-
son of Columbus, Kent Vosler of

Eaton, Ron O'Brien of Colum- government or priva
bus, Michael E. Burley of Berea, should provide financ
Charles Keating of Cincinnati, for amateur athlete.
Renee Laravie of Dayton and the U.S. in a morec
Gary Hall of Cincinnati. position.
Hall won a bronze medal in He said there shoul
swimming as did Wilson in div- guarantee of income
ing. At the news conference amateurs to conti
Rhodes said that the federal training after college

S to bring
d be "some
e" to help
nue their

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