Barkley, teammate threatened in bar
Charles Barkley and Philadelphia 76ers teammate Jayson Williams were embroiled in a barroom dispute yesterday in Chicago during which police said the players were threatened by a man wielding a knife.
Williams said he had been advised by his lawyer not to comment. But he did say, "I wasn't charged, the [Chicago] man was charged." In response to a question about Barkley's part in the incident, Williams said, "Charles wasn't involved."
Neither Barkley nor team officials commented.
Chicago police Capt. Donald Walsh said Barkley and Williams were harassed by a man identified as Christopher Vincent, who was charged with aggravated assault. Neither Barkley nor Williams was charged.
James Spears, a forward who left the Temple University team in late December, is enrolling in Maryland and will be eligible to play for the Terrapins in January 1993, a former high school coach of the player said.
"He's finishing up the admissions papers, and they're taking him through the campus down there -- the transfer looks good," Joe Ferrainola, one of Spears' coaches when he played at Glen Mills School in Delaware County (Pa.), told the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Maryland spokesman Ivan Meltzer said there were still a few things to work out concerning the transfer.
Maryland place-kicker Dan DeArmas said his younger brother, Dave, a freshman on the team, has been notified by the NCAA eligibility committee that he will have to sit out a year if he decides to transfer to Miami. Dave DeArmas redshirted last year, requesting a transfer at the end of the season. He is talking with coach Mark Duffner about remaining at Maryland.
Freshman running back Raphael Wall will remain at Maryland, according to Doug DuVall, Wall's coach at Wilde Lake. DuVall said Wall and Larry Washington, from Randallstown High, had considered leaving.
A number of Wilde Lake players will visit Maryland within the next week. Linebacker Brent Guyton has visited Syracuse, Penn State and UCLA and is scheduled to make unofficial visits to Michigan and Miami; he will make an unofficial visit to Maryland, but most likely sign with Penn State. Offensive tackle James Easterly has visited Syracuse, South Carolina and Georgia Tech and will visit Miami, but Maryland is not on his list. The Terps are in the running for defensive back/running back Andre Martin and free safety/place-kicker George Bradford, whose older brother, Jack, was a Terps linebacker. Martin has visited East Carolina and Rutgers; Bradford has visited Ohio State.