August 29, 2012 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Rejected A grand jury rejected criminal charges against former Xavier University basketball player Dez Wells, a week after the school expelled him. A prosecutor said Tuesday that Xavier should reconsider the expulsion, but the school said its decision is final. Prosecutors presented allegations of sexual assault against Wells to the county grand jury. The grand jury declined to charge Wells with any criminal offense.

Sidelined IndyCar rookie Josef Newgarden had surgery on his finger and will miss this weekend’s race at Baltimore. Newgarden will be replaced in Sunday’s race by Bruno Junqueira, who has run just seven laps in IndyCar since 2008.

Announced Tennessee Tech wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers says failed drug tests caused his recent departure from Tennessee. He says it was him “being a young, immature guy. Those are things that I’ve got to work on and I plan to work on.” Rogers caught 67 passes for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns to earn all-Southeastern Conference honors for Tennessee last season.

Jailed A federal judge in Dallas ordered former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd to be jailed indefinitely for failing two drug tests and allegedly buying drugs while already facing charges he tried to distribute marijuana and cocaine. The 27-year-old Hurd played for the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys.

Pleaded Michigan running back Fitzgerald Toussaint pleaded guilty to drunken driving while his availability for Saturday night’s showdown with No. 2 Alabama remained unknown. He faces up to 93 days in jail when he is sentenced Oct. 23, just after Michigan hosts Michigan State.

Hired Former Atlanta Hawks coach Bob Weiss is returning as an assistant coach and consultant on coach Larry Drew’s staff. Weiss was the Hawks’ coach from 1990-93. He was also head coach with San Antonio, Los Angeles Clippers and Seattle (2005-06).

Died Duke announced Art Heyman, captain of the Blue Devils’ first Final Four team, has died in Florida. He was 71. Heyman led Duke to a 69-14 record from 1960-63 and averaged 25 points and nearly 11 rebounds. He was the most outstanding player of the 1963 Final Four.


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