I went through all my old artwork trying to figure out if I was missing a strip. Where the hell did the ape come from? He seems to be sports related. Did he play for UT? Was he an old friend of Dr. Jimmy's who just happened to be passing by?
Bill Battle was the football coach for Tennessee and Bernard King played basketball for the college at the time of the strip. King was constantly getting into some kind of legal trouble which was probably why he got the three game suspension that Dr. Jimmy talks about. Compared to the crimes committed by college athletes today, the things King did back then seem almost quaint.