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SPORTS
' The Michigan Daily Friday, August 5, 1988 Page 11
Kimball faces legal troubles
FROM STAFF REPORTS dead-end road and plowed through a sheriff's officials have still not con- moaned, "Why me...Why me?" placed second in the platform diving
Former Michigan diver Bruce crowd of 30 to 40 teenagers gathered eluded whether or not the accident Kimball, an Ann Arbor native and competition at the 1984 Olympic
Kimball, 1984 Olympic silver at a meeting place called "The Spot." was alcohol-related because one wit- the son of Michigan diving coach Games in Los Angeles.
medalist, was charged with two Police estimate that his car was trav- ness stated that he saw one of Kim- Dick Kimball, was in Brandon, Fla.
counts of vehicular homicide in elling between 70 and 90 m.p.h. ball's tires blow out before he hit the working at his father's diving camp Kimball had been training at his
Florida Tuesday after his speeding when his car hit at least three parked teens. located 10 miles east of Tampa. This father's camp for the 1988 Olympic
Mazda RX-7 sports car crashed into a cars before hitting the teens. Witnesses have reported that is just one of the many obstacles that diving trials to be held in Indianapo-
crowd of teenagers, killing two and Wednesday, speculation as to Kimball climbed out of his car after Kimball has faced in his diving ca- hIs on Aug. 17-21. There are no rules
injuring six. whether Kimball had been drinking it came to a halt and asked if every- reer. in the U.S. Diving Federation stating
The accident transpired shortly or not ended, as published reports one involved was all right. When he In 1981, he survived an automo- that he cannot participate in the tri-
before 11 p.m. Monday evening, po- quoted Kimball as saying that he had -saw bodies strewn about, Kimball bile accident that left every single als.
lice said, when Kimball lost control four beers before getting behind the reportedly dropped to his knees and bone in his face broken. Capping a He was released on $10,000 bond
of his vehicle as he drove down a wheel. But Hillsborough County pounded his fist on the pavement and tremendous comeback story, Kimball and a date for a trial has yet to be set.
j NFL's preseason preview
provides possible pleasure
BY MOHIT KAPILA lion QB Vinny Testaverde to suffer their balmy new home with a re- prove last year's 12-3 mark was no Moving to the AFC West, there's
Rest assured sports fans. As you through the young quarterback blues, spectable last-place record, rounding fluke behind the arm of QB Bobby a battle between the Denver Broncos
sweat out these dog days of summer, as the Buccaneers slowly rebuild. As out from top to bottom the league's Hebert and 260-pound FB Craig and Seattle Seahawks for first place.
the crisp afternoons of autumn and for Green Bay, they picked All- best division. "Ironhead" Heyward. Look also for a The defending AFC Champion
the joys of football lie soon ahead. American WR Sterling Sharpe in the Out West, the San Francisco young, better Los Angeles Rams Broncos should repeat, however, as
The first full weekend of NFL pre- draft, but still have no one to throw 49ers will remain as the divisional team to help QB Jim Everett lead the the acquisition of RB Tony Dorsett
season games is set to go, and it's him the ball. champions, led by a healthy Joe Rams to a lus .500 season. In At- from Dallas should make QB John
time to preview the upcoming year. In the NFC East, don't expect a Montana at QB and "All-World" WR lanta, expect LB draft choices Aun- Elway even more effective.
Starting with the NFC Central repeat of the New York Giants 6-9 Jerry Rice, who set an NFL touch- dray Bruce and Marcus Cotton to see Seattle, having lost the game's
Division, the division once known as record. The Giants were affected most down reception record with 22 in just lots of action as the Falcons attempt best defensive back, Kenny Easley,
the "black and blue" has turned into by last year's strike, and guys like 12 games last year. to improve 1987's 3-12 record to a kidney ailment, will need LB
the "big two." The Chicago Bears LB's Lawrence Taylor and Carl The New Orleans Saints will against the NFL's toughest schedule. Brian Bosworth to carry the burden of
and Minnesota Vikings will rule this Banks will be out to prove their team defensive intensity. On offense, RB
division. is still among the NFL's best. With Curt Warner, and NFL career recep-
Ee wing le Wltre ayton an improved offensive line, including tion leader WR Steve Largent must
career rushing leader Walter Payton, second-round pick John "Jumbo" See NFL, Page 12
and the loss of Pro Bowl linebacker Elliott from Michigan, New York .:.
Wilber Marshall to free agency, the should return to the top of the East.
Bears have one of the league' Defending Super Bowl champion
strongest squads on paper. If the Washington Redskins, while having
team, especially quarterback Jim added talent, must meet several chal- "'x,1l@ @ll
"The Taco Man" McMahon, can stay lenges in order to repeat. There is the r ll J
healthy, and ill-tempered head coach Doug Williams-Jay Schroeder quar-
Mike Ditka can refrain from killing terback controversy, and Dexter
anyone, Chicago should repeat as di- Manley's drug-related 30-day suspen- Th y c ing as
vision champions. sion. The addition of Michigan RB rey pgap-
Whetth the Bears falter or not, Jamie Morris and former Bear Mar- plications for advertising
the Vikings are prepared to challenge shall should help, but the team's K layout starting in Sep-
for the division crown, and should at troubles will make it a struggle to Runnin back Jamie Mors (lft) and linebacker Wilber tember. Gain valuable
east etn tinesothafs ast w - even make the playoffs. Marshall are two additions that will help the Washington experience while work-
card entry. Minnesota's biggest oh- The rest of the East still has to far Redskins in their quest to repeat as Super Bowl champions ing for your school new
stacle in improving may be its QB to go before challenging for playoff paper.
controversy surrounding designated spots. The Dallas Cowboys led by p
starter Wade Wilson and Tommy Herschel Walker may surprise some
Kramer, who led the offense from and finish around .500. The improv- Apeda be
1979 until his injury last season. ing Philadelphia Eagles behind " dependable
Look for the Vikings to unload versatile QB Randall Cunningham - responsible
Kramer to shore up their linebacking and first-round pick TE Keith Jack- - punctual
corps, the team's most glaring son, could keep pace with Dallas. ' - detail-oriented
weakness. Meanwhile, the recently-moved - able to work 3 pm -
Nobody else is capable of chal- Phoenix Cardinals should settle into 5 pm Mon-Fri
lenging, but if you're looking for a " Free Pregnancy Testing
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Rookies Bennie Blades at safety and S Gynecology and would like to work for
LB Chris Spielman, and QB Chuck - " Birth Control
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of their first four games at home, the HAIRSTYLING for Men & Women please stop by Student
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