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NFL NEWS & NOTES: SAYERS OWNED THE PACK ONCE, WILL HE AGAIN?
Published December 1, 1997
Packers President Bob Harlan said the "great majority" of purchases of Packers stock are "not for individuals, but for others," according to Bob Wolfley of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Harlan did not reveal how many shares the team has sold, although he said it hasn't reached 200,000. The team aims to sell 400,000 shares. Harlan puts the biggest purchase so far at $50,000, saying the average number of $200 shares per purchase is 1.7. Among the buyers is former Bears RB Gale Sayers. Harlan said that one source told him Sayers bought $5,000 worth (25 shares), but Harlan "could not verify that" (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 11/30). CHARGERS: ESPN purchased the remaining 1,500-1,600 general admission tickets needed to lift the local TV blackout of last night's Broncos-Chargers game from San Diego (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 11/29). BILLS: In Buffalo, attendance at the Jets-Bills game yesterday was 47,776 -- the smallest home crowd since 45,253 showed up for the '95 finale (DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE, 12/1). EAGLES: Five people were arrested at yesterday's Bengals-Eagles game for disorderly conduct. Municipal Judge Seamus McCaffery, who heads the "instant-justice" court at the games: "We were happy to have fewer arrests this week" (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 12/1). The Eagles Court was featured last night on "NBC Nightly News" (NBC, 11/30). NOTES: Jets Owner Leon Hess, during his annual Thanksgiving Day visit to his players: "It's great to have [Bill] Parcells here, running the show. One spokesman, one voice. It's his show" (Mult., 11/28)....NBC's Will McDonough reported that Panthers GM Bill Polian "could be" the next VP/GM in Indianapolis if the Colts decide "to clean house at the end of the ear" ("NFL on NBC," 11/30).