Friday, July 21, 2006

Reporters' Notebooks

Todd Lighty, Chicago Tribune: A former Northwestern doctor has been disciplined for burning Rashidi Wheeler's medical records days after the player died at an illegal preseason practice in 2001.

Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Former Wisconsin running back Booker Stanley is facing serious prison time after he was found guilty of three felonies.

Paul Strelow, Columbia State: Clemson and Notre Dame were cleaning up the mess left by a Tiger recruit who slammed Notre Dame's recruiting tactics.

Nelson Hernandez, Washington Post: Former Navy quarterback Lamar Owens was cleared of raping a midshipman, but found guilty of two lesser charges and could face two years in a military prison (registration).

Pete Bosak, Centre Daily Times: A trial date has been set in the indecent assault case against former Penn State player Scott Paxson.

Mark Anderson, Las Vegas Review-Journal: Nevada Las Vegas coach Mike Sanford got a heavy dose of football recently, but it wasn't the American version.

Melissa Pinion-Whitt, Ontario Daily Bulletin: The Air Force senior airman who was shot by San Bernardino County deputy Ivory Webb, a former receiver at Iowa, is scheduled to return to duty Friday.

Tanya Caldwell, Los Angeles Times: Off-topic post. ... Seven of the world's best poker players, including Howard Lederer, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson and Annie Duke, have filed a lawsuit against the World Poker Tour.

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