September 19, 2012 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Apologized Olympic snowboard champion Shaun White apologized Tuesday for “unwise choices,” saying he got “carried away” after police accused him of pulling a hotel fire alarm that forced guests to evacuate. White was charged with public intoxication and vandalism and is due in court Oct. 10. The 26-year-old snowboard star said on his Facebook page he wants to apologize for “any inconvenience it caused my family, friends, business partners, the hotel and their guests.”

Granted A 6-foot-9 forward who transferred to Montana State to play basketball has been granted relief from the NCAA’s transfer rule, making him immediately eligible to play for the Bobcats. Montana State coach Brad Huse says he’s excited to have Eric Norman in the lineup this season. Norman played in five games as a freshman at Southern Methodist University. He averaged 19 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and two blocked shots per game as a senior at Francis W. Parker School in San Diego.

Re-signed The Atlanta Hawks re-signed forward Ivan Johnson, who made a surprise impact as an undrafted rookie last season. The 28-year-old Johnson averaged 6.4 points and 4.0 rebounds

Announced NFL Hall of Famer Earl Campbell said he is undergoing nerve treatment after doctors ruled out concerns that he might have Lou Gehrig’s disease. Campbell, 57, will receive treatment and testing in Austin, Texas, this weekend aimed at trying to “trigger the nerves a little faster,” said Tyler Campbell, his son. Earl Campbell uses a walker after knee surgery last year.

Settled Former Duke basketball player Lance Thomas settled a lawsuit that accused him of failing to pay nearly $68,000 for jewelry purchased while he was part of the Blue Devils team that won the 2010 national championship. An attorney for Rafaello & Co., said his client had agreed to settle the lawsuit against Thomas stemming from the nearly $100,000 in diamond jewelry the player purchased in the middle of the 2009-2010 season. Terms are confidential. A Duke official said the settlement doesn’t change an ongoing inquiry involving the university and NCAA.

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