New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 26, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Dallas'Walls ends holdout
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Everson Walls is gambling on being a bigger star in two years than he is now.
In a stunning reversal, the holdout Dallas Cowboys’ All-Pro cornerback reported to training camp Monday night only three days after he had announced his retirement.
Walls, his contract renegotiations bogging down with team Vice President Gil Brandt, decided to play out the final two years of his contract. He makes only $60,000 this year versus the $175,000 the Cowboys offered in a five-year pact.
He took out a $1 million policy against a career-ending injury with Lloyds of London
and announced he was willing to pay a $5,000 fine for being late.
“I have returned, no big deal,” Walls said. ‘‘Everybody knows what I want, either a three year contract (for $920,000) or a five-year for $1.6 million.”
The Cowboys have offered a five-year contract for $1.25 million.
Walls said, ‘‘I know they want to lock me up for five years but I want my freedom to make as much as I can. I’m banking (Mi the United States Football League making it. I hope there will be a bidding war going on (in two years).” Walls, the leading interceptor the past two seasons in the National Football League, said
‘‘the Cowboys may come up with the contract I want tomorrow. But I’m not going to accept it until they do.”
Walls’ return was such a shocker that not even Brandt, who was on a trip to Oregon, knew about it.
Coach Tom Landry said he would decide later whether Walls’ $1,000 a day fine sticks Qub President Tex Schramm said, “I’ve always felt it would be wise for him (Walls) to come to camp and prepare for the season with his teammates. Staying away was not a productive alternative.”
Walls said he was not mad at the Cowboys “I’m sure they are trying to save as much money as they can,” he said. “It’s a business.
I’d rather Just play out my two years and leave.
“I don’t think the Cowboys and myself will agree, ever.”
Walls said he will begin practice the moment his insurance is valid He had to pay $5,000 as a down payment on the policy.
“I want to get out there (on the field) and win,” he said. “I’m ready to play football. I’ll have football on my mind tomorrow ”
Walls received a barrage of calls from his teammates “Moat of them felt I should be in camp,” Walls said. “I really didn’t feel secure about that injury thing until we worked it out with an insurance company.”SportsLocal teams eliminated
Both New Braunfels representatives in the Babe Kith baseball playoffs were eliminated in games Monday night.
At the semi-state playoffs at Comal Park, Beeville defeated New Braunfels 10-1 to advance to tonight's final against Eagle Pass Eagle Pass defeated New Braunfels Sunday night in the double-elimination tournament.
And in senior league action in IaGrange, the New Braunfels represents!ves lost to Centex 7-1
In tonight's final at Comal Park, Beeville faces Eagle Pass at 7 p m If Beeville wins. a second game will be played 30 minutes after the first contest
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NFL's Rozelle suspends 4 players for drug use
NEW YORK (AP) — Commissioner Peter Rozelle of the National Football League is getting tough with players who use drugs, and he’s got support even from teams affected by four suspensions
Pete Johnson and Ross Browner of the Cincinnati Bengals. E.J. Junior of the St. liOuis Cardinals and Greg Stemnck of the New Orleans Saints were suspended without pay by Rozelle on Monday. The suspensions carry through the fourth game of the 1983 season, at which time the players cna petition for reinstatement.
"None of the four is permitted to attend training camp, practice sesions, meetings or otherwies use club facilities,” Rozelle said.
He said he had thoroughly reviewed the cases of the four with the players and their representatives before reaching his decision. Only one of the four players — Junior — was available for comment.
“The commissioner made a decision in the best interest of the fans and the NFL,” said Junior, en route from Charleston, III. to St. Louis. “I accept the decision and look forward to returning to the football Car
Junior, a third-year linebacker from the University of Alabama, was arrested April 6, 1983. at his apartment in Tuscaloosa. Ala., and charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana He entered a plea of guilty to the cocaine charge and was placed on probation “We still continue to be supportive of E J Junior in his rehabilitation program and look forward to his return to fulltime duty," Cannals owner Bill Bidwell said Stemnck also was arrested on cocaine felony charges, pleaded no contest and was placed on probation.
The Saints cornerback played at Colorado State before moving into the NFL vnth Houston rn 1975 He was released by the Oilers following his drug problems and claimed on waivers by the Saints Coach Bum Phillips said team rules would have dealt harshly with Stemnck if he had been caught with cocaine while with the Sanits Phillips said it was time that Rozelle cracked down on drug abusers.
"Sooner or later, we have to put a stop to
it.' he said Browner and Johnson acknowledged in federal criminal court testimony that they purchased cocaine from a Cincinnati plumber
The players were given immunity in return for their testimony, and the plumber was convicted the drug dealing NFL spokesman Joe Browne said the NFL will conduct a separate review of the cases of all players who become involved in drug prosecutions. including Washington Redskins runmngback Clarence Harmon, who is facing cocaine possession charges in Texarkana. Texas.
Bengals Assistant General Manager Mike Brown said that although two of his own players were involved he welcomed the suspensions "Theres no question the National Football League has had problems with playerand drugs Brown said "More needs to be done to address the situation.
"It seems to me the purpose of the c ommissioner s actions is to deter others " Rozelle has now suspended five NFL players this year
Winfield's triple beats Rangers, 6-5
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Dave Winfield saved his best shot for last
Picking the most dramatic of moments — two out in the ninth inning - the New York outfielder smashed an Odell Jones fastball for a two-run triple, carrying the hot Yankees to a 6-5 victory over the Texas Rangers Monday night
"We’re playing good, just like we did rn spring training,” said New York Manager Billy Martin after Winfield’s clout at Arlington Stadium gave the Yankees their 10th victory in ii games
We played good in spring training and then we started the season and we didn t get the pitching or hitting "
The pitching Monday night came from Dave Righetti, who allowed only two hits and two unearned runs through seven innings, and reliever Goose Goasage, 8-3.
In other American League action, it was Chicago 7, Toronto 4; California 5, Baltimore 2; Minnesota 17. Milwaukee 3; Kansas City 6, Cleveland I; and Boston 3. Oakland 0
Trailing 5-4 in the ninth, New York's Rick Cerone and Don Mattingly singled, chasing reliever John Butcher, 2-3 Jones struck out Craig Nettles for the second out before Winfield Lined his triple up the right-center field gap
The Rangers had just gone ahead of the
Yankees with three runs in the eight inning in a rally capped by Buddy Bell's two-run single The Rangers, 5-14 since the Ail-6tar break, have now lost ll games this season by one run.
White Sox 7. Blue Jays 4
In Toronto, Chicago beat the Blue Jays as Harold Baines drove in four runs and Rich Dotson allowed just three hits in 6 2-3 innings Richard Dotson, 16-6. allowed bul three hits, struck out two and walked three in 6 2-3 innings Salome Barojas. Kevin Hickey and Dennis I .amp finished up, w ith the latter gaming his fourth save
‘Tm just trying to do my part, that s all," said Baines
Angels 5, Orioles 2
In Anaheim, Reggie Jackson, Mike Brown and Bob Boone socked home runs to power California over Baltimore Tommy John. 8-7, who had lost five of six decisions, gave up seven hits in 7 2-3 innings before being relieved bv And) Hassles who picked up his third save
It got a load off me and the fact tnat it happened rn a game we won felt even better,” said Jackson, who hit his first homer since June 18 and his 13th this season
Twins 17, Brewers 3
In Minneapolis. Tom Brunansky keyed a 15-hit attack with two home runs as Minnesota bombed the Brewers with their biggest run total of the season. Frank Viola >7. gamed the vi tory while Mike Caldwell. 7-8, never got out of the third inning
Royals 6. Indians I
In Kansas City, Amus Otis greeted reliever Bud Anderson with a two-run single, highlighting a three-run seventh inning that carried Kansas City over Cleveland
Paul Splittorff 9-3, gave up four hits
through six innings Dan Quisenberry pitched lh final three for this 24th save, tops in the majors
Red Sox 3, A s 0
In Oakland. Boston left-hander Bruce Hurst pitched a five-hitler and Dwight Evans hits his 19th horn of the season to lead the Red Sox over Oakland
Hurst 7-3. didn't walk a batter while striking out two for his fourth complete game and second shutout this season He retired 13 batters rn a row between the third and eight i nmngs
Oakland's Rickey Henderson stole two bases to boost hi> major league lead to 80Snake bite's returned to Parker, Pittsburgh
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Dave Parker, cobra turned into garter snake, is poison again for National league pitchers It’s no coincidence that the Pittsburgh Pirates have surged into first place in the National League East
“It looks Uke Dave’s ((Mind the cod in the cobra,” Steve Garvey of the San Diego Padres said Monday night after Parker had three hits, including a two-run homer, and two RBI aa the Pirates downed the Padres, 8-3.
The win was PitUburgh’s 13th in its last 16 games and extended the Boca’ lead to one game in the NL East as second-place Montreal split a double-header with Cincinnati. The Expos won the second game 8-1 after the Reds won the first 4-2, as Mario Soto took over the major league lead la strikeouts and complete games.
Tbs Atlanta Bravas, meanwhile, lost a chance to extend their lead In the West.
With second-place Loo Angeles having lost to the Chicago Cubs $4 In the afternoon, the Breves took a 4-1 lead Into tbs bottom of tho ninth in New York and appeared'The only way the Cubs can make the World Series is if they cancel August and September.' — Burt Hoo ton
about to go 34 games up But the Meta rallied for four runs, the last two on George Foster's two-out, two-run double.
The St. Louts Cardinals downed the San Francisco Giants 9-4 as George Hendrick homered and Owe Smith drove in three runs.
Parker, a former National league betting champion, was hitting just .241 on July ll and Pirate manager Chuck Tanner was talking about benching him
Since then, he has gone 28 for 68, a .412 pace, to raise his average to .281.
Parker had help from CeciUo Guante, who entered the game in the sixth inning with Pittsburgh leading by a run, the bases loaded, and none out. He promptly struck out Ruppert Jones, Juan Bonilla and pinch-hitler Tom Gwynn.Mats 5. Braves 4
"You never have it in the bag,'* Braves manager Joe Torre said
Mike Jorgensen broke a 1*1 tie with a se vt* nth-inning pmch-hit home run and two more tuns in the eighth seemed to have put the game away for Atlanta
But singles by Junior Ortiz, Dave Kingman, Hubie Brooks and Keith Hernandez brought up George Foster with two outs, two on and the score 44 He ripped Steve Bedrosian’s 2-2 pitch off the left-field wall and the tying and winning runs scampered home.Expos 2-8, Rads 4-1
Andre Dawson had homers in each game, his 20th and 21st of the season to go with75RBIa.
But the Expos had real trouble in the first game with Mano Soto, who pitched his lith complete game and struck out IO, running his strikeout total to 158, two ahead of Philadelphia’s Steve Carlton
“It was a very tough ballgame for us," Dawson said “Mario is probably one of the better pitchers in the game "Cubs 9. Dodgers 3
Mel Hall almost didn’t play for the Cubs after injuring his ankle crashing into s wall Sunday But the Chicago center fielder taped and iced it and ended up with "my biggest hit of the year” — a babesias ded triple that was the key hit in the Cubs’ seven-run fifth inning that cancelled a 2-0 Dodger lead Hall was happy to get the tut off former Cub Burt Huoton, who was quoted in a newspaper article tacked on a bulletin board in the Chicago locker room as saying "the only way the Cubs can make the World Series is if they cancel August and September "Cards 9, Giants 4
St Louis got five runs in the first, stormed out to a 94 lead and was never in trouble, as George Hendrick broke a one-for-27 slump with three hits, including a two-run homer
For Cards manager Whitey Herzog, whose world champions had lost four out of five, it was a case of Ma team being due to explode “We’ve had some guys who haven’t been hitting,'’ —ut Herzog “We also made some good defensive playa that kept them from coming back ’’
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New Braunfels running back Earl Wilson will play Wilson will play for me South team in the annual in the Texas High School Coaches Association contest all star game Wednesday night in Arlington.