Wild Raise Season-Ticket Prices Brian Urlacher's Marketability Stays Strong NYC FC Hires Claudio Reyna As Football Dir NFL Looking At Mid-May For Draft Haslam Apologizes To NFL Owners Kings Seeing High Demand For Season Tix McNair Key In Houston Super Bowl Bid NHL Franchise Notes NYC FC Owners Still Hopeful On Queens Stadium NYC FC Key To Building Man City Brand
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Published October 8, 1996
Oilers DB Cris Dishman has filed a grievance against the Oilers in conjunction with the NFLPA over the team's method of paying its players. Dishman and the NFLPA want to force the Oilers to pay players over the 17-week regular season rather than the current policy of paying 1/3 of the salary over the season, 1/3 before April and 1/3 in May. The grievance is scheduled to be heard by an arbitrator in Houston next week (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 10/8)....The block on Chicago Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets in front of the Metrodome Plaza was officially renamed Kirby Puckett Place. The Twins offices are not located at 34 Kirby Puckett Place (Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE, 10/8)....Twins Owner Carl Pohlad said he is not interested in selling the club and has not been approached by either Clark Griffith or Vance Opperman, who both have expressed interest. Pohlad: "The club is not for sale. Opperman hasn't talked to me" (Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE, 10/6)....NFL Dir of Communications Greg Aiello said Bears LB Bryan Cox will receive a fine of "at least $10,000" for making an obscene gesture at an official during Sunday's loss to Green Bay. Aiello: "Abuse of game officials is against our rules, both physical contact and extreme verbal abuse (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 10/8).