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LEAGUE NOTES

          NFL: The league announced that its attendance for the
     first quarter of the '97 season has increased almost 2,000
     fans per game over '96.  Paid attendance for the first 56
     games has averaged 62,287 per game compared to 60,462 last
     year (NFL)....Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones, on the NFL's TV
     Committee, says revenues from the next NFL TV contract
     "could double to more than" $8B over four seasons.  Jones:
     "It wouldn't surprise me if it's in excess of 100%" (USA
     TODAY, 9/25)....NFLPA Exec Dir Gene Upshaw's employment
     contracts from the union and Players Inc. will pay him
     $11.2M over seven years (Mult., 9/24).  In Denver, Broncos
     DL Alfred Williams: "I don't know why I'm banging my body up
     if I can be become an NFL executive.  I'm doing the wrong
     thing" (ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, 9/25).
          GENERAL:  The CISL and the NPSL have agreed to
     interleague player loans that would permit indoor players to
     play both seasons, June-October for the CISL and November-
     April for the NPSL (CISL). 

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