Ross not interested in Browns

January 11, 1991

Georgia Tech football coach Bobby Ross met with Clevelan owner Art Modell this week and said yesterday that he isn't going to take the Browns' head coaching job.

"I'm not interested in that job," Ross said. "The issue is dead. I'm emphatically here at Georgia Tech.

"I was talked to by the people at Cleveland about their job. We talked, and I told them I wasn't interested. I returned because I'm very satisfied with the support we've received here at Georgia Tech."

Ross, who is 23-21-1 in four seasons at Georgia Tech, has been in New Orleans for the past few days attending the American Football Coaches Association meeting.

* REDSKINS: Wide receiver Gary Clark, hampered by ankle and knee ailments, will try to play his second straight game tomorrow without the benefit of practice time. Clark caught

four passes for 63 yards last week.

* HALL OF FAME: Former Baltimore Colts tight end John Mackey and former Washington running back John Riggins are among 15 finalists for induction.

* BROADCASTING: Pat Summerall, NFL play-by-play announcer for CBS-TV, says a combination of alcohol and painkillers almost caused him to bleed to death last month.

Summerall, who has missed the past four weeks and is set to return Sunday, said of the combination: "That's just like taking a shotgun and blowing a hole through your stomach. The doctors told me that if I drank again or took any painkillers I'd be dead very shortly."

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