Nick Lowery slaps Patriots Ball Boy who would not properly rub up his balls (1995) . . . Walter Payton’s father died in a jail in Columbia, Mississippi after being arrested for suspicion of DUI after a minor traffic accident. An investigation into his death was initiated (1978) . . .Maryland and Clemson black listed for a year for accepting invitations to bowl games, against conference policy (1951) . . . Rae Carruth, wanted for murder of his girlfriend, found hiding in trunk of car at Tennessee motel (1999) . . . Ricochet to Rashad beats the Cardiac Kids (1980) . . . Gale Sayers ties NFL record with six touchdowns; Kansas City fullback Mack Lee Hill dies from blood clot during surgery after knee injury (1965) . . .
Lou Holtz resigns as coach of the Jets. Candidates to replace him: Walt Michaels and Bill Walsh. The Jets eventually picked Michaels (1976) . . . Willingham out, Weis in at Notre Dame (2004) . . . Georgia Governor is lampooned by the press for attempting to stop Georgia Tech from playing Pittsburgh in bowl game, because Pitt has black players (1955) . . . Houston Oilers player Jeff Alm kills himself after his friend is killed in car accident (1993) . . . Cleveland Browns make a bold move to get rights to Ernie Davis, trade Bobby Mitchell to Washington (1961) . . . With Chiefs scheduled to play an upcoming playoff game against the Dolphins on Christmas Day, a local politician introduces a bill to ban Christmas Day football in Missouri (1971) . . .
The NFL filed a lawsuit to prevent Leonard Tose from moving the Eagles to Phoenix (1984) . . . Big East Conference announces it will start playing football as a conference the next fall (1990) . . . Man, I use to love playing Super Bowl Electric Football (1973) . . . Joe Paterno: “we have playoffs in just about every other NCAA sport. Why not in football?” (1969) . . . Johnny Lujack sets a record for passing yards (468) and throws 6 touchdowns at Wrigley Field against the Cardinals (1949) . . . Paying players in the Southwest Conference, how would $25,000 translate today? (1986).