Saturday, August 23, 2003

Dennehy's dad sues Baylor



The Associated Press

Efforts by Baylor athlete Patrick Dennehy to expose wrongdoing in the university's basketball program resulted in "violent threats" against him and a cover-up that led to his murder, the player's father said in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed Friday.

"Despite his best efforts, Patrick's fears became reality on or about June 16, 2003, when he was lured to his death by another Baylor player and ultimately silenced forever," lawyers for Patrick Dennehy Sr. said in the lawsuit.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and names Baylor University, former coach Dave Bliss, school president Robert Sloan, former athletic director Tom Stanton and others associated with the program and the school.

Dennehy disappeared in mid-June, and his body was found in a field outside Waco on July 25. He had been shot twice in the head.

His former teammate and roommate, Carlton Dotson, has been charged with murder and is jailed in Maryland, awaiting the outcome of extradition proceedings that would return him to Houston for trial.

VALPARAISO: Homer Drew is returning to the Indiana school, succeeding his son as coach.

Drew retired 18 months ago as the school's career leader in victories, turning the position over to his son, Scott, who was named coach at Baylor on Friday. Valparaiso wasted no time in bringing the elder Drew out of retirement.

Valpo is scheduled to play host to Cincinnati on Dec. 2.




FRIDAY'S PREP FOOTBALL
Mason 30, Lakota West 6
Middletown 48, Withrow 0
McNicholas 38, Turpin 29
Indian Hill 13, Ross 0
Roundup of Friday night's other prep football games
Photo Galleries: Mason/LWest | Midd/Withrow | McNick/Turpin
Scores, how poll teams fared

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Prep sports schedule

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A reeling club loses its leader
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BASEBALL NOTES, ROUNDUPS
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NL: Pujols plays, but hitting streak ends
AL: Orioles end Yankees' seven-game win streak

BENGALS
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Ex-Bears Frazier, Fisher to clash as coaches

NFL
Dallas' QB saga to end next week
Bettis in unfamiliar spot on Pittsburgh's bench
Cardinals 27, Bears 17
Dolphins 30, Falcons 21
Vikings 21, Raiders 6
Patriots 24, Eagles 12

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
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No. 7 Kansas State set to open vs. Cal
QB LoVecchio finds new life with Hoosiers
Husker facing 21 days in jail

MOTOR SPORTS
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Helton is happy with current job
Tracy misses Molson pole

TENNIS
Williams sisters both on sidelines

GOLF
Toms, Riley atop NEC

HOCKEY
ECHL players announce strike

BASKETBALL
Dennehy's dad sues Baylor

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