Former Texas-Pan American basketball coach Delray Brooks is expected to turn himself in to law enforcement authorities this morning, according to the Hidalgo County, Tex., district attorney.
Brooks is accused of depositing a check from SW Missouri State for $25,000 into his personal account and then making withdrawals from the account.
An arrest warrant for Brooks was issued last Thursday after a Hidalgo County grand jury returned an indictment of theft by a public servant of between $20,000 and $100,000. The charge is a second-degree felony and carries possible punishment of up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
HAZING SUSPENSIONS: Fourteen players were suspended from the St. Lawrence (N.Y.) men's varsity lacrosse team after being accused of hazing underclassmen, Coach Mike Mahoney said.
Mahoney accused the players of pressuring 10 freshmen into drinking alcohol at an off-campus party last Saturday afternoon. According to university spokesman Wally Johnson, some freshmen were so drunk when they returned to campus that fellow students called paramedics and the university's security force. No one required hospitalization and no criminal charges were filed.
EX-COACH WINS SUIT: Former Mississippi football coach Billy Brewer won his lawsuit against the university Tuesday, five years after being fired in the wake of an NCAA investigation of rules violations.
A jury deliberated most of the day in Lafayette County Circuit Court in Oxford, Miss., before deciding Brewer was owed more than $200,000 in salary. The jury, however, did not award the former coach $2 million in damages he sought from the school.
TERPS ON TV: Maryland's home football game Oct. 23 against North Carolina will begin at 3:30 p.m., so the game can be telecast by ABC Sports as part of the network's regional coverage.