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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - January 16, 1983, Tokyo, Japan 24 sports Pacific stars and stripes january 1983 nil from Page 28 in then owner of the Baltimore was cleared by the league of allegations that he bet on interviewed in said the alleged game fixes involved what he called a consortium of he said they were paid a Flat fee of plus 10 percent of what the gamblers made on the fixed he said the biggest payoff was we had the coach and we had the who was the offensive and we had the defensive he he said the players were constantly aware of the Point spread on the or As he the perimeters of the score we wanted to say the offence got close to the goal line and a touchdown would have put it above the he the quarterback would throw a pass away and they would Only have a Field Piazza said the coach was paid so that he remove the quarterback if he started throwing passes into the ground or All Over the at one Piazza he was along when a payoff was made to an intermediary and two he said the gamblers insisted on seeing the players themselves before any Money changed producers paid for interview Piazza gave his interview in return for Money to take care of his the producers also paid Jimmy the weasel Frattino for general information concerning connections Between professional football and asked How much Piazza and Fratianno received for their Kirk i know it was not i dont think it was i know it want anything like fridays editions of York times quoted Lou the series As saying piazzas wife would be paid by frontline up to in moving expenses in return for his the times also reported that Piazza was awaiting sentencing for illegal Possession of a Silencer and he also faced drug related attempts to reach Kirk and Wiley by Telephone thursday night were Calls to their office went and a person at we by said Kirk had left his office there earlier in the from Page 28 it has not arrived the situation was one in which we were going backwards instead of for the Falcons had a 52 record during the strike shortened season before losing their final two regu la season games by a combined 7313 then dropping a 3024 decision to the Minnesota Vikings in the opening round of the playoffs last re eyed and fighting Back said he was very much surprised by his i feel confident in what Ive my record Speaks for itself and perhaps it did at the maybe that Why i was let but i have a feeling of being i took a football team to three but a decision was reached that i no longer could do he said we just we rent Good enough to get it i Hope Smith and the Falcons organization can reach their goals in the feeling of betrayal i have a feeling somewhat of which is probably a Normal Bennett but i thought we were in it yet in the Guy that i guess that All part of i knew that coming Bennett said he did not want to answer any and left the room Smith said the search for a new coach would started immediately by executive vice president Eddie Lebaron and general manager Tom the Falcons probably would seek a coach with nil he the owner said another reason for Bennetts dismissal was his Cowkey approach which might not have been firm enough with the when the time comes to adminis Ter discipline i think you have to have a Little More of a Dis Smith who originally signed a five year contract and received an Extension following the 1980 had several years remaining on his current Lebaron Lebaron said that Braatz and Smith made the decision to dismiss it was a very difficult decision and made doubly difficult because i Admire Leeman and like but it was strictly a football we want to have a program where our goal is to win the super said we had reached an intermediary goal of making the playoffs but All that appeared to be and to ultimately reach our goal we had to make a in six Bennett had a 4744 including a 13 Mark in the his Best season with the Falcons was in when Atlanta won the West division title and was co san Diego a the head football coach at the University of san Diego has resigned after an investigation by school officials turned up evidence of alleged illegal Loans to according to newspaper Bill a head coach at us since told the san Diego Tribune that he submitted his resignation to the and that the resignation was to take effect i have Williams told the in not trying to be but that All i have to say at this results of the schools investigation have been turned Over to the National collegiate athletic Assoc the Mcaa is expected to make an official determination on penalties next the citing an unidentified said the Mcaa has already decided to place the private schools football program on one year prohibiting appearances on television and bowl the Mcaa is holding its annual convention in san Diego this but Hale assistant director of enforcement for the said he could not confirm or deny the newspaper j t says he has quit to the the had made three but ill according to the the results of the investigation uncovered evidence of illegal Loans made by an assistant coach and then by we Are not talking huge said the Patrick us athletic and that is Why i feel so in a because things Are going to get out and make things sound a lot worse than they Cahill told the san Diego Union that he could not talk about the results of the investigation because he signed an agreement with the Mcaa that he would the Tribune said sources indicate the matter arose last Spring when a football player showed Cahill a promissory note signed by an assistant the Hote in guaranteed a loan to the who said he needed the Money to stay in since us is a division Iii Mcaa it is unable to award football although tuition is about a the player never took the the Tribune and transferred to another the assistant who the Tribune said acted without the knowledge of was immediately during the schools Cahill found that Williams had made three but Loans to a player or players Between 1978 and the paper in each the Loans were made because the student athlete had no Money for food or and Williams motives were i understand the Caas but i say Ive done anything wrong from a moral Williams Williams had a 34361 Overall record at us and was named the District 8 coach of the year after he led the toreros to a 73 his Best season was in when us finished with a 91 help for islanders a the new Yor islanders have recalled defens Eman Paul Boutilier from the Jean beavers of the Quebec major Junior hockey the National hockey league team an scored two Power play goals and had an assist in a seven game trial with the islanders last at the time of his he was playing with team Canada in where he collected two goals and four assists in seven games in the world Junior from Page 28 beat Washington 2720 in 1973 and 3520 in but this the Vikings were 54 in the regular season and a 3024 Winner against Atlanta in a playoff opener last while Washington had the Best regular season pfc record of 81 and was a 317 Winner Over Detroit last weekend As Joe Theis Mann passed for three Miami went into this strike shortened season with an according to dolphins coach Don Shula avenging a 4138 overtime loss to san Diego in the playoffs last the game will match the dolphins league leading pass defense against the passing of the chargers Dan who is even More dangerous when Chuck Muncie runs As he did in a comeback 3128 playoff Victory Over which has been seemed to have found its winning stride in opening the playoffs with a 3017 Victory Over Tampa Bay last Green Bay is in the playoffs for the first time since it also is the first playoff appearance As coach for Bart who As quarterback guided the packers to victories in the first two super mets get vet Pitcher Torrez Boston a Veteran right hander Mike was traded by the Boston red sox to the new York mets thursday for a player to be named the red sox and the mets had agreed on the Deal at the major league meetings in but the Trade was held up when Torrez demanded adjustments in his con which has two years remain Torrez had a 99 record with a earned run average for the red sox last season when he fell into Disfavour both with the team and the he was booed heavily even when his name was in 14 major league Torrez has a 174138 record with a Era in he signed with the red sox As a free agent for a reported million for seven years in 1977 after being selected in the reentry in five years with he had a 6054 a he has started 30 or More games in 10 of the last 11 missing the Mark Only in the strike shortened 1981 Torrez is returning to the National which he left in 1974 after posting a 158 record for after that season he was traded to the Baltimore he later went to the Oakland As and the new York one of our primary goals after the end of last season was to acquire two Veteran pitchers who have been consistent winners in the major said mets general Man Ager Frank we feel the additions of Tom Seaver last month and Mike Torrez today helps make that Pursuit a a year ago these two pitches had a combined season Mark of the Best combination in the major we think our staff is Soli fied now and is ready for the 1982 i feel like a kid said its a new lease on life for in coming to a team with Fine people who i already i was with Cashen and Bambi mets manager George Bamberger in Baltimore and i had one of the finest years of my

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