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Published December 8, 1997
Former Isles Owner JOHN SPANO was indicted on two counts of federal bank fraud four days after he "backed out of a plea bargain with three states." He will be arraigned on the charges Wednesday in Boston (Mult., 12/6)....JEFF GORDON, on Forbes magazine listing him among the top sports earners of '97 with combined earnings of $10.3M, ranking him 32 out of 40: "What's amazing about that is you don't know the source of it, but it's so accurate" (N.Y. TIMES, 12/6)....Yankees Owner GEORGE STEINBRENNER, on the five-year, $34M deal agent SCOTT BORAS secured for JAY BELL with the D'Backs: "Boras is just throwing out numbers. Some people bite. He took [D'Backs Managing General Partner] JERRY COLANGELO over the coals. He made him look like a fool" (UNION-TRIBUNE, 12/7). ...PEYTON MANNING will be a guest on "Late Show" with David Letterman tonight. He becomes the first college football player ever to guest on Letterman (NASHVILLE BANNER, 12/5).