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14A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 5, 1996
The Market Research Department (MRD) at Procter
& Gamble is at the center of all major marketing decisions.
Through innovative market and consumer research, we
gain an understanding of what consumers think and feel
about our 250 brands like Tide, Covergirl, Hawaiian Punch,

Phillips sued by former
Nebraska girlriend
Rams star accused of sexual assault, beatings, threats

and some of the others mentioned in the puzzle.


characteristics we look for in people are a motivation to


a record of leadership, strong analytic and

problem solving skills, and an inherent interest in people.
No particular major or degree is necessary. The people in
MRID have diverse educational backgrounds in areas such
as Business, Computer Science, Psychology,
Anthropology, Math, and Political Science. However, they
all share one thing in common: a desire to understand

The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A former
girlfriend of Lawrence Phillips is
accusing the St. Louis Rams running
back of beating, threatening and sexu-
ally assaulting her during their two-
year relationship at Nebraska, a law-
suit said.
Kate.McEwen, of Topeka, Kan.,
filed the lawsuit Aug. 16 in Jackson
County Circuit Court, and it remained
sealed until Tuesday, The Kansas City
Star reported in today's editions.
A judge briefly opened the lawsuit
and then resealed it, The Star reported.
Phillips, a former Nebraska football
star, had pleaded no contest to misde-
meanor trespassing and assault for a
Sept. 10, 1995, attack on McEwen, a
former Nebraska basketball player. He
was not charged with any sex crimes at
the time.
McEwen's civil lawsuit alleges a
broader pattern of abuse than the

September 1995 incident. The lawsuit
states that Phillips beat and threatened
McEwen and reconciled with her
repeatedly after the two started dating
in August 1993.
McEwen's lawsuit asks for unspeci-
fied actual and punitive damages for
sexual assault, battery, kidnapping,
assault, false imprisonment, emotional
distress and the violation of her rights.
The lawsuit said she did not tell
Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne
about the alleged sexual assault, but
gave no reason. Phillips was suspend-
ed by Osborne for six games for the
September attack, and a Nebraska
judge placed Phillips on probation for
a year - punishments that drew
nationwide criticism. Some women's
groups wanted more severe retribu-
In July, Phillips signed a three-year
contract with the Rams worth $5.625
million. He was their top draft pick
and the sixth overall
in the April NFL
t" "\ draft.
In her lawsuit,
McEwen contends
Phillips started curs-
ing her, controlling
her movements and
threatening her
shortly after they
began dating.
It was not imme-
Sdiately clear why
lawyers filed the
lawsuit in Jackson
County Circuit
,:: Court in Kansas

how and why consumers act as
affects P&G's business decisions.

they do and how that

it unsealed Tuesday,. then resale ad 0
lawyers' request.
Kansas City attorney Victor
Bergman, who is representing
McEwen, declined to comment to The
Star. He did not immediately return
phone calls made late Tuesday by The
Associated Press.
Phillips' lawyer and agent, Mitch
Frankel, also did not return telephone
calls by The Associated Press. A Rams
spokesman told The Associated Pre
on Tuesday the team would have n
immediate comment.
Other allegations contained in the
lawsuit include:
In October 1994, Phillips alleged-
ly shoved McEwen's head into a wall
so hard it broke through the wall, then
choked her and would not allow her to
leave his apartment.
In April 1995, Phillips asked her
if she was dating anyone else aO
allegedly threatened her saying, "I'm
going to shoot you in the kneecaps and
then shoot you in the elbows. This is
Los Angeles gang style of dealing with
On -May 10, 1995, Phillips
allegedly slashed her car tires and
threatened to kill her after he demand-
ed a glass of water and McEwen told
him to get it himself.
® On Aug. 24, 1995, McEwer
agreed to drive Phillips, who wP
drunk, home to his apartment where,
allegedly, he forced her to stay and
sexually assaulted her.
On Sept. 10, 1995, Phillips
allegedly beat her and kicked her while
she was at a friend's house. McEwen
contends he then grabbed her hair,
"caveman style," pulled her down
three flights of steps and slammed her
head into a wall.
Phillips also faces a criminal drunp
en driving charge in California.
Police say he was driving a
Mercedes with a flat tire as fast as 80
mph on June 13. That case was sched-
uled to be heard Sept. 30 in Los
Angeles, and could endanger his pro-
bation in connection with the
September assault.

s 1

On Aug. 16,
lawyers successfully
requested the law-
suit be sealed until
Aug. 23, while they
worked on a settle-
ment, The Star
reported. Circuit
Judge William F
Mauer, who
received the case
this month, ordered

St. Louis Rams running back Lawrence Phillips had numer-
ous off the field problems while at Nebraska.

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Farley faces teammates, breaks down; top-ranked
'Huskers vow to scrutinize athletes' conduct daily


is "Strong enough
for a man but pH balanced

for a woman."
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cat," but will make you a
success at P&G
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advantage of this great
career opportunity:
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recommend "

The Associated Press
LINCOLN, Neb. -Terrell Farley, a
fierce linebacker, broke down and cried
when he talked to his Nebraska team-
mates about being charged with drunk-
en driving.
"He knows he made a mistake that
affects all of us and it hit him hard,"
All-American defensive end Jared
Tomich said Tuesday. "He was embar-
rassed, sorry, all of that. It's just one of
those things you wish you could take
Farley's arrest Friday was a tough
blow for the top-ranked Cornhuskers
who begin pursuit of a record third con-
secutive national championship
Saturday against Michigan State.
His suspension for at least two games
hurts the defensive unit while adding to
Nebraska's reputation as a program
plagued by off-the-field problems.
Tomich, one of Nebraska's co-cap-
tains, said Farley cried when the two
discussed the incident.
"He was in rough shape just even try-
ing to talk about it," Tomich said. "It's
tough for him and for all of us. You just
hope that everyone learns from it."
Coach Tom Osborne and Tomich
each noted that players are reminded,
almost daily, that their behavior will be
'We know we're under such a micro-
scope; it's like national attention the
minute anything happens," Tomich

said. "It's something the players have
brought down on themselves"
He said players had an informal
agreement to either avoid alcohol dur-
ing the season, or be especially careful
about their behavior when they do
Osborne said Farley will be evaluated
for alcohol dependency.
"We're not going to just do a slap-
dash deal with him,' Osborne said. "It
will be darn thorough. We're also going
to try to make the best out of it for the
young man and the team.
"If he doesn't conform, and if he
doesn't come around and do the things
we want, then we'll go without him.
We're prepared to do that. It could be
two games and it could be the whole
season - and I mean that sincerely."
Farley led the '95 Huskers with 62
tackles. He had nine tackles behind the
line of scrimmage, five sacks, three
interceptions - two of which he
returned for touchdowns - and two
blocked punts.
Osborne, who usually leaves it to the
media to mention the legal problems
running back Lawrence Phillips had
last year, raised the subject Tuesday.
Phillips, now with the NFL's St. Louis
Rams, was suspended for six games
after assaulting a former girlfriend.
"In spite of the fact that many didn't
agree with what we did, we felt we were
very thorough and very sound in the
way we did the thing with Lawrence

Phillips," Osborne said, alluding to psy-
chiatric evaluations and counseling. "I
don't think we necessarily turned
Lawrence Phillips out of here a perfect
human being, but I know he was more
aware and addressed a lot of issues in
his life that he never addressed befor"
Second 'Husker
The Associated Press
LINCOLN, Ncb. - Nebraska
reserve wingback Lance Brown yes-
terday was suspended for Saturday's
opening game against Michigan State.
He is the second player for the
top-ranked Cornhuskers to be sup
pended recently.
Last week, starting linebacker
Terrell Farley was barred from at
least two games after he was charged
with drunken driving.
Coach Tom Osborne said Brown's
suspension was for disciplinary rea-
sons but did not elaborate.
Brown, a sophomore, also sat out
the squad's spring game in April for
an undisclosed disciplinary problers
He was charged last February
with first-offense drunken driving.
After pleading guilty April 12, he
was fined ;200, given nine months
probation and ordered not to drive a
motor vehicle for 60 days.

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Despite suspensions, Nebraska should waltz over
Spartans; Tennessee and Florida State will roll as well .

The Associated Press
Finally, No. I Nebraska gets to play
football instead of talk about it.
And for at least three hours
Saturday, the Cornhuskers and coach
Tom Osborne can be more concerned
with beating Michigan State than
fielding questions about player sus-
"The biggest question mark with
Michigan State," Osborne said, "was
replacing Tony Banks and how well the
new quarterback would respond. I
thought he did quite well."

to become the first school in history to
win a third consecutive national title,"
Michigan State coach Nick Saban said.
"On the best of days, it's never a treat to
play there."
With a sellout crowd at Memorial
Stadium ready to roar for its beloved
Big Red, the 'Huskers look for transfer
Scott Frost to replace Tommie Frazier
at quarterback.
Lawrence Phillips is gone,. but
Ahman Green returns for his second
season after gaining more than 1,000
yards as a freshman. On defense, ends
Jared Tomich and Grant Wistrom lead a

If Danny Wuerffel doesn't have a big
day here ... FLORIDA, 56-0.
No. 5 COLORADO (-17) AT
Buffs won first meeting by 64 points
in 1893. It'll be closer as Koy Detmer
outshines Moses Morena ... COL-
ORADO, 49-28.
No. 6 NOTRE DAME (-22)
Randy Kinder's out, but Ron Powlus
is in for the Irish ... NOTRE DAME,

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