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Allen Brenner, captain of Michigan State's football team, was honored at a dinner in Cincinnati for his prowess as athlete and scholar (a 3.7 average in prelaw). In his acceptance speech, Brenner bowled over his audience with the following comments:
"Playing college football is becoming a delusion. It takes too much of your time. There are fall meetings, fall practice, spring meetings, spring practice, weight programs. The plight of the player-student is almost impossible. He doesn't have time enough to study. Football players cannot finish their education in four years. The athlete needs responsible help—not under-the-table help, but something like a five-year academic program. I implore your consideration."
MATTER OF PRINCIPAL
Dean Chance of the Minnesota Twins signed for $55,000 this year, a cut of $5,000 from his 1968 salary, only after a wealthy friend, New Jersey millionaire Tom Granatell, promised Dean he would make up the $5,000 difference.
Chance explains, "I made up my mind I'd sit out all year before I signed for $55,000. It wasn't the money, it was the principle of the thing. Then Tom called and said he'd pay me the extra money if I'd report to camp right away. I figured it was a good deal and said all right. There are no strings attached. He's just a good friend."