October 8, 2009 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Ruled All-America wide receiver Dez Bryant has been ruled ineligible by Oklahoma State, four days before the 15th-ranked Cowboys’ first Big 12 game, at Texas A&M. The university announced Wednesday that Bryant “failed to openly disclose to the NCAA the full details of his interaction with a former NFL player not affiliated with OSU.”

Leaving Six months of shaky decisions and turmoil came to a head for the U.S. Olympic Committee when acting CEO Stephanie Streeter said she would step down, bringing more chaos to an organization that was humiliated when Chicago’s bid to host the 2016 Games fell flat. Streeter said that she would not seek the USOC’s CEO job on a permanent basis, and that she would leave in the next five months.

Died Former major league pitcher Brian Powell died at a Tallahassee, Fla., hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 35. Powell was 7-18 with a 5.94 ERA in 59 games for Detroit, Houston, San Francisco and Philadelphia. He last pitched in the majors with the Phillies in 2004.

Tony Fein, an Iraq war veteran and NFL rookie linebacker who played with the Baltimore Ravens during the preseason, died of unexplained causes after collapsing at a friend’s house in Port Orchard, Wash., in what his agent said appears to be “an accidental situation.” There were no obvious wounds or signs of alcohol or other drug abuse, and nothing indicated foul play, according to officials. Fein’s agent, Milton D. Hobbs, said he knew of no medical condition or previous severe illness in Fein.

Pleaded The son of National Hockey League great Patrick Roy pleaded guilty in Saguenay, Quebec, to assault for an on-ice beating. In addition to the guilty plea, Jonathan Roy, 20, offered a $5,000 check to charity. A judge granted him absolute discharge, meaning the former goalie will have no criminal record.

Signed The Milwaukee Brewers announced an $8 million, one-year contract with career saves leader Trevor Hoffman, 42, with a mutual option for 2011.

Sidelined Memphis Grizzlies guard Allen Iverson could miss up to three weeks after an MRI revealed a partial tear in his left hamstring. If the timetable is correct, Iverson would miss all of the preseason.


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