Tony Brooks received an "improper inducement" from Notre Dame representatives while the Irish were attempting to enroll the running back, according to former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer.
In his newly released book, "Bootlegger's Boy," Switzer said unidentified Notre Dame representatives gave Brooks a job paying $13.50 an hour after he signed a letter of intent in 1987. Switzer said Brooks asked if Oklahoma could match Notre Dame's promises.
Brooks and Notre Dame Coach Lou Holtz denied the allegations. Brooks, also recruited by Oklahoma, said he chose Notre Dame for academic reasons, adding: "Nobody connected with Notre Dame made any illegal offers to me. It's absurd." . . .
Broderick E. Lee, 21, who won the NCAA Division II wrestling title at 118 pounds in 1989 and '90, pleaded innocent to 40 counts of second-degree sex abuse and was released to his mother's custody pending trial. Lee surrendered to police in Portland, Ore., following allegations he made sexual advances to six adolescents under his supervision at a wrestling camp. . . .
A header by Lenin Steenkamp with 19 seconds left in the second period lifted Boca Raton, 2-1, in men's soccer in the opener for both teams, ending Navy's 14-match nonlosing streak at home.