Sports briefs 11/4/05

Friday, November 4, 2005


* Nebraska coach Bill Callahan was publicly reprimanded by the Big 12 Conference on Thursday for making an apparent throat-slashing gesture after an argument with an official during the Cornhuskers' game against Oklahoma.

The disciplinary action came five days after Callahan engaged in a heated exchange with referee Steve Usechek following Kejuan Jones' touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Cornhuskers' 31-24 loss. Callahan argued that holding should have been called on the play.


* Brett Favre says he would be reluctant to return to Green Bay next season if Mike Sherman isn't still coaching the Packers.

The Packers (1-6) are off to their worst start since 1991, which has led to speculation about Sherman's future.

In an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Favre said Sherman's status would play an important role in his annual decision to keep on playing or to call it a career.


* In the latest chapter of the steroids scandal, noted scientist Patrick Arnold was indicted Thursday for allegedly supplying the performance-enhancing drug known as "the clear."

Arnold allegedly supplied Balco, the northern California laboratory, with tetrahydragestrinone or "the clear," a previously undetectable drug that many suspect Barry Bonds of taking.

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