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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - September 8, 1983, Tokyo, Japan 26 sports Pacific stars and stripes september 1983 Cosell comment not meant As racial slur new York a sportscaster Howard Cosell used an unfortunate word in calling the Washington redskins Alvin Garrett that Little but it was meant As a compliment and not As a racial Abc said a network statement issued by Roone president of Abc news and stopped Short of an apology demanded earlier by the Joseph Lowery of president of the Southern Christian leadership refused further comment beyond his earlier statement that whatever he said was an affectionate reference to garretts Quick Abc said Cosell was in his office and not available for interviews but would address the matter on his evening radio a ledges statement while the use of the word Monkey was an unfortunate one taken in the Overall context of Howard cps Ells superlative and continuing record of promoting harmonious race relationships a position that he maintained Long before any other prominent broadcaster it should be obvious to All that it was not meant As any kind of a but on the contrary within the framework of the sentence uttered was actually intended As an expression of Garrett said he was not offended by the made during monday nights broadcast of a National football league game Between the red skins and the Dallas in Lowery said the com ment was a slip that reflected a thought and Cosell ought to be Man enough and big enough to i said it and in Lowery added that the incident gives occasion to Point out the disparity Between Blacks on the playing Field and the absence of Blacks As full time members of the Crew that broadcasts the Blacks would bring a level of sensitivity to broadcast Crews that would make that kind of slur almost he said during a news Confer ence at Atlanta City Cosell and Abc officials at first the comment was but Abc said later that a review of tapes showed he did say Cosell was commenting on a replay of a Garrett pass reception in the second he said Washington coach Joe Gibbs wanted to get this kid and that Little Monkey gets Doest he Early in the second Cosell said on the air that he had heard reporters were told i called Alvin Garrett a Little nothing of the sort and you Fellows know no Man respects Alvin Garrett More than i i talked about that mans ability to be so elusive despite the smallness of after the Cosell responded to those who saw the remark As a racial where were they when i fought for Muhammad alis rights where were they when i created the Jackie Robinson foundation this is the cheapest kind of trash in the my record As far As race relations is he told the Washington Garrett said tuesday the remark did not offend i did and do take exception to anything he said about me in the broadcast last matter of i am pleased that he singled me out for such favourable the wide receiver said in a statement issued by the red Cosell affectionate comment file photo redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke said the teams management was flabbergasted at the juror raised Over the to our certain Howard Cosell did not nor to impugn Alvin garretts size or when he referred to him As he did in a manner that can be at As Cooke Lowery said he received several Calls monday night from Blacks who were upset by the Abc affiliates around the country also said they received some Calls from viewers complaining about the on a High claims to Money race Ruidoso a on a making amends for the tragedy that befell his Hal sister a year monday captured the worlds richest horse the million Al american with a stirring stretch a Longshot in the Field of 10 2year old on a High is owned by Jerry Rheudasil of the Black Colts Yankee shattered her right knee in last years eventually the Victory was Worth an even million for Rheudasil and his partners Preston Carter and Phillips of the Victory was the seventh in 10 starts for on a a Colt described by Rheudasil As a Little on the Lazy on a High followed the trend of his past history of slow starts in the 440 Yard dash As the filly racy roman out jumped the Field at the starting but on a High and the started rolling mid Way through the race and the two caught racy roman about 100 Yards from the finish and from there the two matched stride for at the on a under nonstop whipping by jockey Steve stuck out his nose to nip suspend the three horse entry of easily a racy n Lacy and tiny the overwhelming favourites in the never were a racy n Lacy followed third place finisher racy with the on a High boosted his career earnings to going off at 141 he returned and who came into the race with earnings of Only picked up for owners sue May and Louise Morriss of fort racy owned by Morris Stephens of earned for suspenders paid and while racy roman returned to the winning time was the Victory was a sentimental one for who had seen Yankee win meet with tragedy in the 1982 Yankee a filly that had won 11 of 12 fell just before the finish line and died 13 Days later after Rheudasil and several other veterinarians had tried to save this makes up a great Deal for last said an emotion filled his voice cracking As he accepted the Victory trophy that goes to the Winner of the most prestigious race in Quarter horse suspenders ran a valiant race and just missed at the ironical the gelding almost didst make it to the starting he dumped jockey Henry Uriegas during the Post Parade and almost broke racy noted for her ability to break did just but could not carry her Early Speed in the final jumps to the defensive picks Lead Usel allocation draft new York a the six new United states football league franchises concentrated on defensive players in tuesdays allocation selection with defensive tackle Mark Buben the 1 taken by the Pittsburgh we want to try to build a Strong defensive Pittsburgh coach Joe Pendry said after the mailers selected the 260pound Buben from who played in All 18 games with the Chicago Blitz in the a sols inaugural season this we made a commitment by signing a Corner Back this past week in Jerry Holmes of the new York jets of the National football added who was the offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia our next defensive need is in the and Mark Buben played on the Best defensive line in the Usel last he can play either tackle or and he has nil the 5 lineman during the 1982 was with the Nils new England patriots from playing All 16 games his first and last years and spending 1980 on the injured Reserve he also played four games with the Nils Cleveland Browns in before joining the Usel this Joe Haering a mailers assistant coach was with the Blitz and knew his said i coached against and Ellis Rainsberger another Pittsburgh assistant who was with Denver last season coached against for our Priori we Felt he was an excellent right we feel he should Start for the Houston gamblers had the Choice after Pittsburgh and took defensive end Brad Anae from the other first round picks were defensive end Curtis by the Oklahoma outlaws from the Michigan panthers offensive tackle Tim by the san Antonio gunslingers from Chicago defensive tackle Phil by the Jacksonville bulls from and offensive tackle Greg by the Memphis showboat from the each of the 12 existing Usel franchises was Able to protect 29 players from its regular 40man plus the 10 members of their developmental each time a team lost a it was Able to protect another player during the scheduled for 24 in the second round of the the teams drafted in inverse order of the first with Memphis leading off by taking offensive tackle Leo Biedermann from the first quarterback was not selected until the sixth when again first chose Mike Kelley from the Tampa Bay from Georgia saw considerable service last season after John Reaves and Jimmy the bandits top two quarterbacks were he completed 81 of 166 passes for Yards and four touchdowns with five Walter from West Virginia was the first running Back going to Pittsburgh at the Start of the seventh Easley was picked up by the a sols Oakland invaders last season after being waived by the Nils san Francisco 49ers in

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