Sport: The W.F.L. Blowout

Five months ago, Ted Wheeler quit as a lineman for the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League, sold his home and furniture business in Vancouver, and returned to the U.S. to join the Detroit Wheels of the new World Football League. "Wheeler of the Wheels," club officials beamed. "With a name like that you're just what we need." The admiration was mutual. Wheeler, 29, thought that the Wheels offered the chance he wanted to end his career playing in his home town. It did not work out that way. Midway through the season the Wheels went bankrupt, and until he...

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