Even mobsters warned Namath about allowing the small-time bookmaker to take bets on one of Bachelors Ill's phones. "Namath's crazy," police told Rozelle. "Get the kid out of there!" But Namath was too stubborn. As a result, it is very likely, according to law-enforcement agents, that Joe Namath will soon be called before the New York County grand jury investigating organized crime and the sports world.
At week's end, after a trip to Nevada and California, Namath was back in Bachelors III, where he revealed that he had an offer to play football in Canada. "But I want to play here" he added with a hurt look. A bit later a customer asked him how things were going. "Everything's great," Namath said. And everything's relative.