Just two weeks ago, voters said the only thing that could cost Peter Warrick the Heisman Trophy was an injury or some other calamity.
No one ever mentioned a felony.
Florida State already had a secret, $10,000 marketing campaign ready in case Warrick's standing slipped on the field. Now, it may take at least that much to get him back in the running, assuming his suspension gets lifted.
"This situation definitely calls for something drastic," said Rob Wilson, Florida State's sports information director, who hasn't even told Coach Bobby Bowden the details of the plan, yet.
The campaign, if put into place, will feature the slogan, "You'll have to catch Peter Warrick on Saturday nights, because no else can." It would kick off with the mailing of an unidentified item to more than 1,000 potential Heisman voters.
"Until we decide to do it, I'm keeping quiet," Wilson said. "But it's all ready."
* K.C. JONES HIRED: Basketball Hall of Famer K.C. Jones, who starred for and later coached the Boston Celtics to two NBA titles, was hired by the University of Rhode Island as an assistant for the women's team.
Jones, 67, most recently was head coach of the Hartford-based New England Blizzard of the women's American Basketball League.
* MEAC POLL: The Howard women's basketball team was picked to finish second in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's annual preseason poll. The Bison finished 15-12 last season with a young team and lost in the MEAC semifinals after winning the championship the previous three years. Hampton won the regular season title but lost to Florida A&M in the MEAC tournament final.
North Carolina A&T C Malveata Johnson was named the preseason player of the year. Johnson averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds per game last season. No Bison players were named to the MEAC's preseason first team. C Yetta Enobakhare and G Channell Washington both made the second team.