SBD/3/Leagues Governing Bodies

FALLOUT FROM LAST WEEK'S OWNERS MEETINGS AND OTHER NEWS

     In Atlanta, Len Pasquarelli reports some NFL owners are
complaining about the power of "The CEC" -- the executive
committee of the NFL's "all-powerful" Management Council.  CEC
Members:  NFL Exec VP/Labor Relations Harold Henderson, Rams
President John Shaw, and owners Pat Bowlen (Broncos), Mike Brown
(Bengals), Al Davis (Raiders), Wellington Mara (Giants) and Dan
Rooney (Steelers).  John Kent Cooke, son of Redskins owners Jack
Kent Cooke, is also a member.  One AFC GM on the generous
stocking plan awarded the two new franchises last week: "The
clubs didn't even to get to vote on it.  The executive committee
recommended it and that was that.  They could've saved us a lot
of time by just sending us a memo instead of making us come all
the way down here for this" (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 10/2).
     REALIGNMENT:  Most weekend reports note the NFL is not
likely to realign, but instead slot the expansion teams in the
two 4-team divisions: the Jaguars to the AFC Central and the
Panthers to the NFC West (Mult., 10/1-3).  Tagliabue on
realignment: "I don't think there will be a major reshuffling.  I
think the feeling in the league now is, if it aint broke don't
fix it" ("NFL Sunday," Fox, 10/2).
     WORLD LEAGUE UPDATE:  World League of American Football
President/CEO Marc Lory has visited all six European cities
slated to begin play Spring '95 (Dusseldorf, Barcelona,
Frankfort, Edinburgh, London, Amsterdam).  Lory: "The tour was a
great opportunity to visit our offices and stadiums and get to
know the local media" (THE DAILY).
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