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SBD/15/Leagues Governing Bodies
Published February 15, 1996
NewSport's Dan Wasserman reports the NFLPA will go before U.S. District Judge David Doty in Minneapolis to have the NFL salary cap increased by $2M per team above the $38.8M set by the league last week. The union claims the league "improperly excluded" revenues from the two expansion teams. ... Wasserman also reports former NBPA accountant Charles Bennett has taken himself out of the running to be the union's new Exec Dir (NewSport, 2/14)....76ers officials will make their pitch to the NBA today to host the '98 All-Star Game. 76ers Exec VP Tom Chestnut, on the competition -- New York and Portland: "The league's offices are in New York and there will come a time when there are reasons for the game to be there. Right now, though, the league likes taking the All-Star Game to other cities, to new buildings. Our focus will be on the substance of our presentation. The league has seen glitzy presentations before. I think they're looking for substance" (PHILA. DAILY NEWS, 2/15).... NEWSDAY's Rob Parker is highly critical of NBA Commissioner David Stern's new deal, calling it "the most outrageous contract in the history of pro sports." Parker illustrates his point by substituting a dollar sign for the "S" in Stern's name (NEWSDAY, 2/14)....The CFL is seeking buyers for the Calgary Stampeders, with Owner Larry Rykman under threat of losing control of the team to the Alberta Securities Commission. Hard Rock Cafe owner Sig Gutsche is mentioned as a possibility (CP/OTTAWA CITIZEN, 2/15).