Rich Daly, the University of Missouri basketball...
Rich Daly, the University of Missouri basketball recruiter who took over the team after Coach Norm Stewart became ill, turned in vouchers for Detroit area recruiting trips that had many similar names, The Kansas City (Mo.) Star reported.
The newspaper said it was unable to locate most of the people named on the vouchers, saying they were neither listed in the Detroit telephone directory or known to athletic officials familiar with area basketball programs.
Mike Glazier, a member of a Chicago law firm retained by Missouri to investigate alleged National Collegiate Athletic Assn. violations in the Tiger basketball program, said an examination of expense vouchers is part of his investigation.
At least three people whose names are the same as those included on vouchers for the period 1985-1988 said they had not been taken to lunch by Daly or Stewart, who also filed some of the vouchers examined by the Star.
The name Orlando Crockett appeared on eight meal vouchers turned in by Daly and two turned in by Stewart, the Star reported. An Orlando Crockett who is a well-known basketball referee in the Detroit area said he had never or been taken to lunch by a Missouri representative.
The Star said Daly vouchers mentioned six people named Whitehead, representing 10 separate entries. A Jerome Whitehead was listed twice, a Charles Whitehead three times, a George Whitehead twice and a Greg, Larry and David Whitehead once each. Also listed were the similar names of Charles Whitchild, Henry Whitehurst and Charles Whiteher Jr.