Charlie Wysocki, Maryland's all-time ball carrier (3,317 yards) passed over in the NFL draft, will have at least a look at, and by, pro football, first class: Dallas has signed him.
Gil Brandt, Cowboys' talent chief, told Wysocki (Charlie's mother relates) to assemble with 25 or 30 other nondraftees at minicamp May 14. Brandt's appraisal of the youngster whose 200 pounds encompass a big heart: "a great competitor, who has gotten a lot out of limited ability." Not drafted because "people were concerned that he'd be a 'near miss' since he doesn't have the really great speed" . . .
De'ja vu, de'ja vu . . . Son of Yankee pitcher Tommy John hurt in a fall: This time Travis John's big brother, Tommy III, 4, broken arm in tumble from backyard swing . . . Top heavyweight arrested in traffic: This time Michael Dokes in Dania, Fla., allegedly doing 50 mph in a 30 zone, running a red light, etc., then telling officer he was a "deputy sheriff in Pennsylvania" . . . The Tooz charged in bar brawl: This time Raider John Matuszak is ordered into Oak Creek, Wis., court May 12 for action at the Sawmill Saloon--"This guy just got in front of me and wouldn't get out of the way. So I gave him a little shove and now it's disorderly conduct" . . . And George Allen: This time, the Montreal Alouettes--22 employes collected maybe their last paychecks Thursday--say no way they'll pay a $10,000 hotel tab run up by Allen during his short stand as club president. The CFL team's governor pro tem, Harry Ornest, said Allen got $1,000 a month living expenses per contract but, "Do you know that over one four-day period Allen rolled up a $2,300 bill? He included free meals and even a $16 haircut." De'ja vu, de'ja vu . . .
Meanwhile, back in the NFL: Conrad Dobler, Bills' really offensive guard, is saying he's too injured to play 1982, but not to count him out for keeps . . . Broncos sign Craig Morton for 18th year of pro quarterbacking . . .
Morton, who led the Giants in the summer NFL strike of '74, declares he cannot support a strike for percentage of gross--"it's . . . against the American tradition. It's socialism to the nth degree" . . . Roy Jefferson, Redskin alumnus, was more than "a little perturbed" about FF's play of Lynn Swann's antistrike stance. Demands Jefferson, who was there: What does Swann mean about being muzzled at NFLPA convention? "There were eight microphones around the room, for anyone to say his piece, and none of these so-called dissidents had the gumption to get up and say a word" . . . But, at a Wheeling dinner, Steeler Swann has spoken anew. Says strike is "inevitable" although about 1,000 of the NFL's 1,500 players "won't know what to do if a strike is called." Look, says Swann, "I have been in broadcasting with ABC sports . . . and with the Olympics coming up in 1984, I plan to retire after the 1983 season. Now, let's not have a strike and ruin it."
And the Eagles sign Wysocki's Terrapin backfield mate, Jeff Rodenberger . . .Seahawks pay receiver Chuck Hebron of Salisbury State via Arundel High to try, too, to make NFL. At 5-10, 160, Hebron caught 19 touchdowns in three college years . . . Lions have two Wilson (D.C.) High alumni draftees: first pick Jimmy Williams, sure, and for company, flanker Edward Lee, S.C. State, 11th round.
The $250,000 D.C. National Bank Tennis Classic (nee Star International) July 19-26 has corralled New England Mutual Life Insurance as the "presenting sponsor" . . .
A. Ingemar Johansson will be joined by Floyd Patterson in Swedish marathon June 5.