Two former Clemson University coaches accused of giving steroids and other prescription drugs to student athletes pleaded guilty and were placed on probation.
Men's track coach Stan Narewski, 35, and strength and conditioning coach Sam Colson, 34, pleaded guilty to all counts before Circuit Judge C. Victor Pyle in Pickens, S.C.
Colson, charged with eight counts, was fined $2,000, placed on three years probation and ordered to perform 16 hours of community service a week for the next year.
Narewski, who was indicted on two counts, was fined $750, given probation of one year and ordered to perform eight hours of community service each week for the next six months . . .
A Los Angeles county grand jury will question witnesses in connection with rape allegations against actor and pro football hall of famer Jim Brown. Brown, 49, and Carol Moses, 22, were arrested Feb. 20 at his home in the Hollywood Hills after a woman filed a police report contending she had been raped and sexually battered.
Brown, who has denied the allegations, was booked for investigation of rape and Moses was booked for investigation of sexual battery. Each was released on bail. The district attorney has delayed a decision on whether to file charges . . .
Former major league pitcher Denny McLain collected 130 percent interest from an alleged loanshark victim, a prosecutor said, wrapping up the four-month racketeering case against McLain and three co-defendants in Tampa, Fla.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Ernst Mueller told the 12-member jury that Sebring disco owner Alton Sparks had negotiated a $40,000 loan with McLain in 1981. McLain, 41, baseball's last 30-game winner, is charged with loansharking, bookmaking, extortion, racketeering and drug violations.
Sparks testified that he made $1,000 weekly payments to McLain as interest on a $40,000 loan he took to open a second disco. When he couldn't pay, Sparks contended, he was threatened that he would have his "ears cut off" and be "put to sleep."
The jury is expected to begin deliberations Wednesday.