September 28, 2012 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Filed Former Lady Vols media director Debby Jennings filed a lawsuit Thursday against the University of Tennessee and athletic director Dave Hart alleging that age and sex discrimination led to her forced retirement at age 57 from the school where she had worked for 35 years. Hart and other athletic officials wanted to remodel the athletic department as a “good ol’ boys” club while replacing her with a younger man, Jennings charges in the lawsuit.

Pleaded A former Baylor basketball player pleaded guilty to trying to extort $1 million from Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III by threatening to expose damaging information, prosecutors said. Richard Khamir Hurd, 26, pleaded guilty in Dallas to one count of interstate communication of a threat related to extortion. He faces two to three years in prison when he’s sentenced Nov. 21.

• Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill was sentenced to one year of probation after pleading no contest in Houston to assaulting his former girlfriend in February. Hill, 25, will also have to pay a $500 fine, undergo domestic-violence counseling, make a $100 donation to the Harris County Violence Fund and avoid any contact with the alleged victim, Darlene Luna.

Cleared Former BYU guard Damarcus Harrison was granted an NCAA waiver to play basketball at Clemson this fall. He chose to transfer after learning his planned Mormon mission had been delayed and the Cougars didn’t have a scholarship for him to play there this season.

Sidelined University of Montana starting point guard Will Cherry broke his foot during a pickup game last weekend and could be sidelined for six to 10 weeks.

Concerned The head of cycling’s governing body, Pat McQuaid, says the wait to receive the U.S. evidence in Lance Armstrong’s doping case is a “cause for concern.” Cycling body UCI complained about what it sees as a delay in receiving the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s files.


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