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As part of a legal agreement reached yesterday regarding the non-football holdings of Colts Owner ROBERT IRSAY, it was revealed the 72-year-old "is incapacitated by a massive stroke he suffered on November 29 and is not likely to recover." Irsay's son, Colts VP & GM JIM IRSAY, and wife, Nancy, had filed separate petitions seeking to be named guardians over Irsay and his estate, estimated to be worth $10M. Both backed off after an agreement was reached (AP/Baltimore SUN, 2/29). Control of the football team was never at issue (INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS, 2/28).
BRYANT GUMBEL will host the 7th annual Bryant Gumbel/ Walt Disney World Celebrity Golf Tournament March 1-3 at Bonnet Creek Golf Club (Disney)....Patriots LB DWAYNE SABB has started Pro Sports Entertainment and represents singing group, Second Time Around (BOSTON GLOBE, 2/25)....WARREN MOON and wife, FELICIA MOON, were guests on "Larry King Live." Felicia, on why her husband was arrested for spousal abuse despite the fact that she didn't press charges: "I think it has a lot to do with race and his celebrity status" (CNN, 2/28)....SHAQUILLE O'NEAL was the first person to log onto Pepsi's new Internet web page ("Extra," 2/28).