Dick Sledge went to college with Cheryl Tunt. He was a star football player injured by Cheryl when he found her in his room. She attacked him with a pair of scissors and severed a tendon in his throwing arm. Before the attack, there was a chance he could have turned pro. His name is the inspiration for the operation that Pam Poovey, Ray Gillette, and Cheryl put together to return Rona Thorne's diary, in the second season episode entitled "Movie Star".