By Sam Farmer
The collage of Washington entered the 1992 season poised to make a run as repeat nationwide champions. Then controversy broke. famous person quaterback Billy Joe Hobert admitted to accepting a 50,000 greenback personal loan from a booster and extra allegations undefined. This ebook explores those allegations and the probing of the Huskies' application through the NCAA, the PAC-10, the Seattle Police, and the key carrier.
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Page 19 Washington, Roller gleefully informed her, was the coaches' No. 1 team. "I didn't want to keep them in any suspense," Roller explained. '" The call was a short one. Carol hung up and frantically began dialing close friends. It was early, but so what? This was the best news in 101 years of Washington football. Sharing a national title didn't seem so bad after all. Washington and Miami were on top of the mountain, and James would take that any day. Word of the coaches' vote trickled to the Husky players, some of whom got calls in their rooms from reporters.
His triumphs were well documented. During the course of his short-lived college career, he went 17-0 as a starting quarterback and led Washington to a share of the 1991 national championship, the first national titlein any sportin the school's history. Then cash seduced him. He sought and received a $50,000 loan from Charles Rice, an Idaho scientist and father-in-law of Hobert's golfing pal. The money was easy to accept, easier to spend. He wasn't shy about indulging in the spoils of his success.
Eleven painful minutes passed. For a man who had spent his whole life breaking hours into minutes, minutes into seconds, those 11 minutes felt like an eternity. "We just felt every kind of bitter disappointment," Carol recalled. "It was unbelievable, the feelingeverything went through our hearts and our minds. It was almost like somebody in the family had died. I know that's not fair to comparewe've been through that. " Finally, the phone rang. " Carol asked. "Might as well," Don said. It was Bob Roller, a representative for the ad agency that handles the coaches'-poll trophy, sponsored by McDonald's.
Bitter Roses: An Inside Look at the Washington Huskies' Turbulent Year by Sam Farmer