November 22, 1992 |
Cincinnati minority leaders have accepted Marge Schott's apology for using racial slurs and will be watching to see whether the Reds' owner keeps her promises to hire more minorities. Schott met for nearly three hours Friday with local leaders who were upset with her use of racial slurs and other offensive remarks that were revealed in a deposition last week. "It will get harder before it gets easier," Cincinnati councilman Tyrone Yates said.
November 16, 1992 |
Cincinnati Red owner Marge Schott is going to court this week after being sued for $2.5 million by former team controller Tim Sabo, who claims she discriminates against minorities. Schott denies the allegations. Sabo also claims Schott fired him for giving damaging testimony last year as part of a lawsuit filed by the club's minority partners. In depositions released Friday, several other former Reds executives said they heard Schott refer to blacks and Jews with slurs.
June 17, 1992 |
On the first day of the NFL antitrust trial in Minneapolis, Commissioner Paul Tagliabue was optimistic. "I think we're going to win," he said.
June 13, 1992 |
As a group, the NFL's 28 club owners are 0-14 in court cases brought by their players since March 1, 1991. Although earlier in the century, the owners scored a few moral victories in damage settlements, they have yet to win an antitrust case. Still, they are planning to go to trial again in Minneapolis early next week in the big one: McNeil vs. NFL. Or so they say. "We've never backed away from (a fight)," Lamar Hunt, owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, said the other day.
June 3, 1992 |
The woman who accused San Francisco 49er owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. of sexually assaulting her has reached an out-of-court settlement with him. Gina Baross, 24, has dropped plans to file a civil suit against DeBartolo, according to her lawyer. DeBartolo reportedly reached a settlement with Baross last week, according to San Francisco newspapers.