RUTGERS AD SORRY: Rutgers Athletic Director Pat Hobbs has apologized after a video of him downing a beer at a school-sponsored tailgate party was posted online.

The video shows Hobbs speaking to the crowd Saturday at a tailgate party dubbed, "The Alley" ahead of the football game against New Mexico before being egged on to drink a beer by fans.

Hobbs told NJ.com he felt the party was getting out of control and he was addressing the crowd out of concern "for the safety and well-being of our students."

Rutgers said Tuesday it would be shutting down the tailgate "due to safety concerns."

BOSH HAD CLOTS: Chris Bosh was dealing with more than one blood clot earlier this year, and said Wednesday that he felt written off when Miami Heat team doctors advised him that the situation would likely be career-ending.

It's the first time Bosh has said there was more than the one known clot that was found in his calf in February and ended this past season.

Bosh made his revelations in the first chapter of a documentary that he's releasing through former Heat teammate LeBron James' "Uninterrupted" digital platform, with more episodes being planned for release every two or three days until the season begins.

ALI GETS AWARD: The first Jesse Owens Olympic Spirit Award will recognize the late Muhammad Ali.

The Owens Award was started this year, the 80th anniversary of Owens' four-gold-medal performance at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, and is to be presented annually to recognize people who have served as an inspiration in society.

Owens' granddaughter, Marlene Dortch, will present the award at next week's Best of the Games awards ceremony to Ali's widow, Lonnie.

DRIVERS NOT PENALIZED: NASCAR will not penalize Martin Truex Jr. or Jimmie Johnson for failing inspection after the opening race of the playoffs.

Truex won Sunday's race at Chicagoland Speedway and Johnson finished 12th. Both cars failed the laser inspection with infractions that should have drawn 10-point penalties.

Although the infractions were similar, NASCAR executive vice president Steve O'Donnell said the penalties would not have been equal. Truex advanced into the second round of the playoffs with his victory, but Johnson's chances of advancing would have been hampered by the loss of 10 points.

LAETTNER MAKES DEAL: Christian Laettner could avoid bankruptcy after reaching a deal with his creditors.

Court records say the NBA player and Duke All-American and his creditors have reached a settlement, and Laettner's attorneys have filed a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to dismiss the involuntary bankruptcy proceedings against him.