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Report: Tim Montgomery Indicted on Heroin Charges

Friday, May 2, 2008

Former track star Tim Montgomery has been indicted on heroin distribution charges, the Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reported yesterday.

The 33-year-old sprinter was arrested Wednesday on a sealed indictment, accused of dealing more than 100 grams of heroin in Virginia over the past year, according to the newspaper.

Montgomery was being held at the Portsmouth city jail, said Karin Johnson, public information officer for the Portsmouth sheriff's office. She said U.S. marshals brought him in Wednesday night.

Montgomery told the newspaper he knew nothing of the accusations and that his arrest was a "total surprise."

· COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Lou Holtz, Billy Cannon and former UCLA quarterback Troy Aikman were among 15 former players and coaches elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Holtz coached six schools to 249 victories in a career that spanned more than 35 years. He won a national title with Notre Dame in 1988.

Cannon played tailback and defensive back for LSU from 1957 to '59, winning the Heisman Trophy his senior year. This is the second time he's been elected to the Hall of Fame. In the early 1980s, he was voted in -- but the invitation was rescinded after he was arrested on federal counterfeiting charges.

Cannon pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years in prison in 1983. He served 2 1/2 .

The other 11 players chosen were Virginia offensive tackle Jim Dombrowski; Northwestern linebacker Pat Fitzgerald; Florida linebacker Wilber Marshall; Washington State running back Ruben Mayes; Arizona State guard Randall McDaniel; Syracuse quarterback Don McPherson; Wyoming tight end Jay Novacek; Texas Tech split end Dave Parks; Florida State nose guard Ron Simmons; Oklahoma State running back Thurman Thomas; and Army quarterback Arnold Tucker.

· PRO FOOTBALL: Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler has Type 1 diabetes, his business manager Marty Garafalo confirmed last night.

Cutler found out about two weeks ago that he was diabetic and needed daily insulin injections, Garafalo told the Associated Press. He said Cutler was managing his disease and "in no way is his football career jeopardized."

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