New Jersey Generals Coach Walt Michaels overruled USFL Commissioner Harry Usher, as it were, after Usher sought to have rookie quarterback Doug Flutie attend Sunday night's "Night of 100 Stars" benefit for the Actors Fund at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
Michaels said he needed Flutie with the rest of the players at a film session in Florida camp that night.
"He's new and he meant well," Michaels said of the commissioner, "but our season is now. I'm already going to try to perform a miracle with a rookie . . . I've got to have him here. We barely prepared him for a three-man line last week against Orlando (exhibition game), and now he's got to face a four-man line against Birmingham (season opener this Sunday)."
Flutie was allowed to attend a Boston College football banquet Saturday night. But at last night's dinner in Fort Worth, Flutie had brother Darren accept his Davey O'Brien Award; list him as "doubtful" for tonight's Maxwell Awards dinner in Philadelphia . . .
Roosevelt (D.C.) High alumnus Lenny Willis, Arizona Wranglers' second-leading receiver last year for George Allen, has been traded by the Frank Kush Outlaws to the Memphis Showboats for cornerback Mike Williams. who led the 1984 N.J. Generals in interceptions, eight.