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Published October 3, 1994
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).