All-America running back Kenneth Davis, who has been dropped from the Texas Christian football team, will meet with National Football League Commissioner Pete Rozelle Tuesday to push his case for a supplemental draft that would let him play pro football this season.
Davis, a senior, was among seven players suspended from the TCU team two weeks ago for taking money from boosters. Agent Mike Trope said he had been prepared to sue the NFL to force the league to allow Davis to play, but postponed legal action when the meeting was arranged.
The NFL has a rule prohibiting athletes from playing in college and in the league in the same season. The News said three NFL teams -- Chicago, Buffalo and the Los Angeles Raiders -- worked out Davis this week on the TCU campus . . .
A former University of Tulsa football player says F.A. Dry arranged for athletes to receive improper payments from alumni while he was coach at the school, the Tulsa World reported. A Dallas newspaper recently reported Dry was involved in payments to athletes at Tulsa.
"They (the alumni) either gave money to the players or had the coaches pass it out" in the 1970s, former Tulsa defensive lineman Greg Fairchild told the Tulsa newspaper.
Dry was head football coach at Tulsa before taking a similar job at TCU. Fairchild said Dry and assistant Bob Junko, who followed Dry to TCU, introduced players to boosters who gave the athletes as much as $200 per game.