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Houston Oilers running back Mike Rozier is undergoing treatment

November 11, 1987

HOUSTON (AP) _ Houston Oilers running back Mike Rozier is undergoing treatment after checking himself into an alcohol abuse treatment center, a Houston television station reported Tuesday.

Rozier, the 1983 Heisman Trophy winner at Nebraska and the Oilers leading ground gainer this season, was at the Orchard Creek Hospital in Rosenberg, west of Houston, television station KHOU reported.

A woman who answered the telephone at the hospital said it was against hospital policy to identify patients. She refused to identify herself and hung up. The hospital deals with patients suffering from alcoholic, chemical dependency and psychiatric difficulties.

Chip Namias, a team spokesman, was in a meeting and not available immediately to comment on the report, an Oilers secretary said.

Rozier, 26, did not play in Sunday’s 27-20 Houston loss at San Francisco. The team announced last week that he would be sidelined because of a bad foot but was expected to be ready for a game at Pittsburgh the following week.

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