Sports Briefs

Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2002

Prep basketball player attacked by rival students

PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- A high school basketball star was severely beaten after a rival team's tournament game, leaving him too injured to play in his own team's contest Wednesday.

Assault charges have been filed against six Shelby Valley High School students after a melee Monday that injured Jarrod R. Adkins, the leading scorer for cross-county rival Millard High School.

At least three other students were treated for minor injuries at Pikeville Methodist Hospital.

Deputy Sheriff Greg Smith said more arrests are likely.

''I've got 10 different stories about what the motive is,'' Smith said. ''I haven't yet determined which is true.''

He declined to comment when asked if the attack might have been an effort to keep Adkins out of future tournament games. Norma Adkins, the 17-year-old player's mother, said the bones in her son's right hand were crushed, as if broken intentionally.

Davis gets new deal; Romanowski a Raider

Terrell Davis, who has played in just 17 of a possible 48 games since rushing for 2,008 yards in 1998, signed a restructured contract with the Denver Broncos on Wednesday. The deal reportedly will save the team more than $4 million in salary cap room next season.

One of Davis' former teammates, 35-year-old linebacker Bill Romanowski, found a new job with Oakland after being cut last week by the Broncos.

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