SBD/9/Leagues Governing Bodies

YOUNG NAMED NFL VP AND HAS TOUGH WORDS ON TODAY'S ATHLETE

          Giants GM George Young was named the NFL's Senior
     VP/Football Operations.  Young, who will report directly to
     Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, will handle the NFL's relations
     with college football, the World League in Europe and youth
     football.  He will also serve as league office liaison with
     the NFL Competition Committee and be responsible for
     proposing an annual agenda of priorities for the committee. 
     Young will also oversee the league's officiating process. 
     He begins working at the NFL offices on February 2 (NFL).
          SAYS IT STRAIGHT: Young, after 19 seasons as the Giants
     GM, will be succeeded by Assistant GM Ernie Accorsi.  Young:
     "I have things that concern me about the game in the area of
     sportsmanship and taunting" (N.Y. TIMES, 1/9).
          
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