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FloJo accused of buying
growth hormones

NEW YORK (AP) _ Florence
Griffith Joyner, accused by Darrell
Robinson of buying growth hor-
6mones from him, on Thursday called
,the sprinter "a compulsive, crazy,
lying, lunatic."
"I don't do drugs," Griffith Joyner
.said. "I never have taken any drugs. I
don't believe in them. It's a false
:accusation."
Robinson detailed his dealings
with the 1988 Olympic heroine and
other track and field athletes and
Coaches, including Carl Lewis, in
the West German magazine Stern.
Robinson repeated the charges
Thursday on NBC-TV's "Today"
show.
Griffith Joyner, accompanied by
her husband Al Joyner, the 1984
Olympic triple jump champion, and
business manager Gordon Baskin,
flew from her California home to
New York for the early morning
show in hopes of meeting her
accuser. Robinson failed to show up,
but the two confronted each other via
a hookup from his Toronto home,
and the rhetoric was bitter.
"How can you have the nerve...
to tell a false lie?" Griffith Joyner
said angrily.
"She says she didn't take them
(drugs)," Robinson said. "It's my
word against hers."
1 "You admitted taking drugs and
why do you want to implicate other
athletes?" Griffith Joyner said.
ROBINSON, who reportedly re-
ceived at least $25, 0(X) for the mag-
azine story, published Thursday, and
money for appearing on the TV
show, insisted he was "not doing it
just for the money."

"The money issue isn't an issue,"
he said. "I am sick and tired of hear-
ing everyone saying they're clean."
Robinson, the 1986 national
champion at 400 meters and the
1982 and 1985 runner-up, contended
in the magazine story that Griffith
Joyner asked him to get growth
hormones for her last year, because
"I have connections."
He said she paid him $2,000 in
20 $100 bills and the transaction
took place in mid-March 1988 on
Venice Boulevard in Los Angeles.
Robinson alleges that Griffith
Joyner asked him to look into the
cost of the hormones. He said that,
when he told her it would cost
"$2,000" for 10 cubic centimeters,"
she said, "That's crazy."
HE QUOTES Griffith Joyner as
saying, "If you want to make a
million, you've got to invest a few
thousand."
Robinson says that a few days
later, Griffith Joyner gave him a
"wad of 20 hundred-dollar bills."
"I never gave him a dime for
anything," Griffith Joyner said.
"Why meet on Venice Boulevard?
The only place I met him was on the
track. I have never run into Darrell
on the street.
This was not the first time that
drug accusations were made about
Griffith Joyner, who rocketed into
international fame in 1988 after
being a world-class runner for years
but never a star.
"This is so horrendously wrong,"
Baskin said. "When are they going
to stop hitting on this girl? This
young lady has never used drugs."

Zsa Zsa gaga over Griddes
Jaded celebrity/potential jailbird Zsa Zsa Gabor is quite the Griddes
player. In addition to forecasting the Emmy's, Tony's, and Grammy's,
and tabulating what the winners will wear, Zsa Zsa is also an avid Griddes
enthusiast.
Zsa Zsa likens herself to noted prognistigators Jimmy the Greek
Snyder, Danny Sheridan, Pete Axthelm, and Pete Rose.
When not harassing the Beverly Hills Police Force, Gabor slaps (no
pun intended) down her predictions and sends them to the Daily. You too
can drop off your picks at 420 Maynard no later than 5 p.m. today.
Select the 20 teams you think will win this weekend. Also, fill in the
what you think the score of the Michigan-UCLA game will be in case
of a tie.
Whoever correctly picks the most games will win breakfast for two at
O'Sullivan's Eatery and Pub.
1. MICHIGAN at UCLA
2. Utah State at Illinois
3. Iowa at Iowa State
4. Michigan State at Notre Dame
5. Nebraska at Minnesota
6. Rutgers at Northwestern
7. Ohio State at USC
8. Wisconsin at California
9. Miami (Fla.) at Missouri
10. Maryland at Clemson
11. Arkansas at Mississippi
12. Syracuse at Pittsburgh
13. West Virginia at Louisville
14. Washington at Arizona
15. Kentucky at Alabama
16. Houston at Arizona State
17. North Carolina at North Carolina State
18. Ohio University at LSU
19. Washington State at Wyoming
20. Mississippi State at Georgia
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The Michigan Daily - Friday; September 22, 1989 - Page 13
Bruins suspend five
football ,players

By Adam Benson
Daily Football Writer
LOS ANGELES- UCLA's poor
early performance hasn't been the
only disappointment for this year's
football team.
Five Bruin players have been
suspended from playing with the
team this year as a result of off-the-
field incidents. Although none of the
players were expected to start, they
were all seen as possible con-
tributors to the team.
Red-shirt frosh defensive back
Willie Crawford was suspended after
stealing a backpack from a student
and using credit cards found in the
backpack. Crawford is the nephew of
former UCLA basketball coach Walt
Hazzard.
Crawford's roommate, wide re-

ceiver Kerry Ferrell, joined him on
the suspended list after it was found
that he made charges on the stolen
card. Ferrell has since transferred to
Rutgers.
Three other Bruins, linebackeir
Roman Phifer and defensive backs
Damon Lyons and Anthony Burnett
assaulted a campus security officer at
a Westwood eatery. The school
reported that the players accosted tie
guard after being hassled by the
guard the previous evening. But latei
reports indicated that the guard had
stopped the players from causing a
disturbance in a campus parking lot.
No formal charges were filed against
the players for the parking lot
incident.
Daily Bruin editors Dave Gibson,
Wendy Weatherspoon and formet
Daily Bruin editor Tom Sullivad
contributed to this story.

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