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Published December 8, 1994
Former Orioles VP for Business Affairs ROBERT AYLWARD joined Baltimore ad agency Image Dynamics Inc. as Exec VP. Aylward left the Orioles earlier this year when PETER ANGELOS took over as owner (Baltimore SUN, 12/8)....Magic Exec VP of Business Operations JACK SWOPE visited the IHL Cleveland Lumberjacks and studied their operations. The DEVOS FAMILY, which owns the Magic, is interested in putting an IHL team in Orlando (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 12/8)....WALTER PAYTON announced that he has become partners with IndyCar owner DALE COYNE, making Payton the first African-American IndyCar owner. Payton-Coyne Racing has no sponsor yet, but will carry Payton's No. 34 (USA TODAY, 12/8)....ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that Seahawk MICHAEL FRIER, paralyzed in an automobile accident last week, will "receive $100,000-$120,000 annually for the rest of his life if he remains disabled," thanks to the NFL's most recent collective bargaining agreement. Previously, Frier would have received "$9,000 a year for the rest of his life for a permanent, non- football disabling injury." Mortensen: "The benefits package that came with the salary cap may be unparalleled in sports" ("SportsCenter," 12/7)....According to ESPN's Jackie MacMullan, CHARLES BARKLEY said, when told a new collective bargaining agreement might include a rookie salary cap: "Big deal, I want a veteran's raise cap" ("SportsCenter," 12/7).