Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Knight Dismisses Player After Arrest Indiana guard Sherron Wilkerson was arrested early Friday on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery, and coach Bob Knight kicked him off the team.

Wilkerson, 20, told Indianapolis television station WRTV that he argued with his girlfriend before being arrested by Bloomington police about 3:40 a.m. He said neighbors had called police and that there was no violence involved.

A corrections officer at the Monroe County Jail, who would not give his name, said Wilkerson was released from the jail Friday afternoon after being held for more than 12 hours.

The 6-foot-4 Wilkerson was averaging 7.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists a game.

Indiana spokesman Gregg Elkin released a statement from Knight late Friday:

"On the basis of the facts presented to us, I have dismissed Sherron Wilkerson from the IU basketball team. I have also begun the steps to revoke his scholarship."

The name of the woman in the case was unavailable. FOOTBALL Modell Denies He Would Sell Browns

Baltimore-bound Art Modell reiterated Friday: The Cleveland Browns are not for sale.

"He's not going to sell the team," Modell spokesman David Hopcraft said in response to published reports about a possible deal involving the Browns, Modell and an expansion franchise for Baltimore.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer and The (Toledo) Blade reported Friday that Modell indicated he would consider selling the Browns to allow them to stay in Cleveland if he received an expansion franchise in Baltimore.

The Miami Dolphins announced the hiring of former Tampa Bay assistant Kippy Brown as running backs coach, leaving coach Jimmy Johnson with two vacancies remaining on his staff.

Assistants George Hill, Larry Seiple and Mike Westhoff said Johnson has told them that they will be retained, but the Dolphins declined to confirm those moves.

Johnson remained in the market for a defensive coordinator and offensive line coach.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly and linebacker Cornelius Bennett each underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder. …

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