D-DAY ON 49ERS STADIUM? IS DEBARTOLO A COOPERATING WITNESS?
S.F. Mayor Willie Brown will meet with 49ers interim
President Larry Thrailkill and NFL Commissioner Paul
Tagliabue today about the status of the team's stadium
complex. Brown, on the team's new leadership: "I'd be more
comfortable if there was somebody whom I'm familiar with.
Eddie DeBartolo would never not return my call. He would
never hold a press conference before talking to me" (S.F.
EXAMINER, 9/17). Meanwhile, defense attorneys in LA
"speculated" that 49ers co-Owner Eddie DeBartolo "may have
become a cooperating witness" in their case against former
LA Gov. Edwin Edwards and son Stephen. Edwin Edwards said,
"I've been hearing since yesterday rumors that DeBartolo
would not be indicted" (DETROIT NEWS, 9/18).