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September 20, 1995 - Image 12

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12-The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 20, 1995
Continued from page 10
Don Nelson, Webber was traded to
Washington near the beginning of last
As a collegian, Webber was named
to the NCAA Final Four All-Tourna-
' met team both years.
£ AHoward was drafted last season by
the Bullets after three years with the
Wolverines. In his rookie season,
Howard averaged 17.0 points and 8.4
rebounds per game.
The shining moment of his season
came in early May when Howard re-
turned to Ann Arbor to graduate - on
time - with the rest of his class.
:, _ .. %.11 1 ''I II -R 11At Michigan, Howard averaged 15.3
points and 7.5 rebounds per game. He
was one of only five Wolverines in
history to score 1,500 points and grab
. ., : 8700 rebounds in a career.
TUEEENDEN hIBYOEUNEUSIVOPIDHOFIAND Mills was originally drafted by the
, ..- N , 1 I IMilwaukee Bucks in 1989. He played
on the NCAA championship team un-
der then-interim coach Fisher. Mills
is now in his third season with the
was 21-61.
a YURGA GUG IN F NDYO O1. E 3Q-nNPhillips dlose
to returning
4.U~ ilAT T Al QtaiAlback l LUawrRIN enc hlisdn
4OAecurs decided against filing separate
- cnthe estonmsdeanor suletadres-o
charges against backup Damon
Thdecision not to prosecute Benning
EENDS O Rwas the first good off-fieldnews for the
second-ranked Cornhuskers in more
thani a week. However, backup tailback
James Sims faces a Nov. 7 court ap-
.BECAUSEYOURHINDSWONFAv all, three Husker running backs
haebeen accused of roughing up their
ex-girlfriends this year.
Benning was cleared Tuesday, Sims
maintained his innocence and Phillips,
Y2M addition to his no contest pleas, sent
aletter of apology to his victim.
"Please accept my deepest apologies
1. he woed eerisintpeddtcurte you
: - D ., 1 3-'- -111 11 , 1 'S- - I .1 ws t ff r s g o a hav fe ldau sed fo. W h at
v seodras nkad m aept fullore-
sponsibility for it."
Under Nebraska law, a no contest
plea is the same as a guilty plea for
teanciuoses cdntyiolin garyss
7. I'SZ:3LI, OV'YGOYE IUNCIES. n -5I Ii atorne:Gar
maxiumen ald of six on irai
Inalthreuskeand completion of
an anger-contro rogram for the run-
ming back. Sentencing is scheduled for
nddiinc. hs ocots pes.sn
aneyamsordr obangiefwasorky

~~doetceto solve first-tm oetcvoec
problems than jail time. He said no one
"W pressured him in the case.
;a ..The development does not mean
_U, EsPhillips will return immediately for the
~. * ICornhuskers, coach Tom Osborne said.
x Phillips still must satisfy doctors thathe
~ ~. ~has taken steps to control his anger,
YR Osborne said, and an NCAA investiga-
9'OR tion into Phillips' past must be settled.
IaV . P. Z' ,.~>. Osborne has said Phillips could re-
turn in about a month.
Phillips, a junior who was consid-
rushing for 359 yards and seven touch-
downs in two games, was suspended
Sept. 10 for allegedly hitting an ex-
girlfriend, Nebraska sophomore Kate
McEwen, at the apartment of transfer
quarterback Scott Frost.
A charge of damaging property was
dropped after Phillips agreed to pay
$130 for mailboxes damaged at Frost's
apartment complex.
' Benning, a junior from Omaha, was
arrested Sept. 9 after allegedly grab-
binghisex-girlfriend at his Lincoln
apartment. He said he restrained the
AY b A .II. R V entering his apartment.
"I knew the first day the stories were
aired that there were a lot of inaccura-
cies out there ... everybody seemed to
.. swarm to that" he said. "We weathered
the storm."
Benning said he was concerned the
publicity surrounding his arrest would
hurt the team's image.
"I feel bad for coach Osborne be-
cause he takes the blame for what goes
on around here," he said. "He's iust one

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