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Published October 29, 1997
Bucs Owner MALCOLM GLAZER has donated $75,000 to the Tampa Bay Sports Commission. Glazer also pledged $7,500 to the Commission for each game the team wins over the next 30 years. The pledge includes regular-season games and the amount could increase to $100,000 a year. The total amount of the donation could reach $3M (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 10/28)... ...JEFF GORDON appeared on the "Tonight Show" last night. Gordon, who drove the limousine provided by the show on his way to the studio: "I just can't ride in the back seat. I get carsick if I'm in the back seat. I'm too used to driving all the time" ("Tonight Show," NBC, 10/28)....MIKE HAYNES was honored at halftime of the Broncos-Patriots game on Monday night. Haynes is now a Licensing Manager for Callaway Golf (BOSTON GLOBE, 10/28)....Lakers Exec VP JERRY WEST is interviewed in the L.A. TIMES. West: "It amazes me sometimes when I hear other people talking about our blase fans. We have good fans. But one thing that we've done, we've been competing against ourselves, and that's awfully hard to do sometimes" (L.A. TIMES, 10/29)....REGGIE JACKSON is suing Upper Deck Co. claiming the company failed to pay him for his work from '93-96 (USA TODAY, 10/29)....Houston Mayoral Candidate LEE BROWN refunded a $10,000 campaign contribution Tuesday from a PAC that Rockets Owner LES ALEXANDER "had used to exceed the $5,000 limit on individual donations" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 10/29).