You probably heard Saturday about an effort to rename John Wayne Airport in Orange County.
That prompted an ex-USC player, who is African American, to call me late Saturday and recount a story from 1973 when Wayne toured the campus.
“We took a picture together and the photographer told John Wayne to pull his cap back because there was a shadow on his forehead,” said the player, who did not wish to be identified. “So Wayne said, `Well, look at him, he’s got a big shadow on his face.’
“I wanted to say something to Wayne but I didn’t.”