CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
LIVE EVENT: Gov. Rick Perry Remarks on Israel/Hamas Crisis | Watch Here 4:00 PM
CBS DFW WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Information

College Sports

Former SMU Assistant AD During Scandal Dies

View Comments
College Sports College Sports
Read More

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
Galleries

cheer thumb4 Former SMU Assistant AD During Scandal DiesNFL Cheerleaders

mavs dancers 4 10 10002570231 Former SMU Assistant AD During Scandal Dies

Mavs Dancers

ice tile Former SMU Assistant AD During Scandal DiesStars Ice Girls

victoria thumb Former SMU Assistant AD During Scandal DiesVictoria's Secret Fashion Show

dfw Former SMU Assistant AD During Scandal DiesBest Young Athlete In DFW?

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) – Henry Lee Parker, who played a role in the SMU football scandal that resulted in the NCAA shutting down its football program for two seasons, has died. He was 88.

Richard Gillespie, pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Florence, said Parker died June 2 and his funeral was held Friday.

Parker was the assistant athletic director at SMU. He lost his job in the wake of a pay-for-players scandal that wiped out SMU’s 1987 and 1988 football seasons. A report showed SMU paid more than $860,000 to end the contracts of former athletic director Bob Hitch, former football coach Bobby Collins and Parker.

Before going into coaching and athletic administration, Parker flew bomber missions during World War II. His football career included stints as an assistant at Mississippi State, Tennessee and Pittsburgh.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Also Check Out:

View Comments