Two more National Football League teams want Ed Garvey fired as executive director of the NFL Players Association.
The Buffalo News yesterday reported that members of the Bills voted, 35-4, to replace Garvey. In Denver, a majority of the Broncos signed a petition calling for Garvey's removal; it will be submitted during the NFLPA's winter meetings.
The Buffalo News said the Bills were also including a resolution to ask for an audit of the union finances.
"We're not accusing anybody of anything," linebacker Isiah Robertson of the Bills said. "It's just time for the players to know more about their union."
Garvey responded: "My contract runs through June of this year. Other than that, I don't have any comment. We have an outside audit every year. Outside of that, I don't think there is much else to say. The strike, which lasted eight weeks, cost a lot of money, but the union is in decent financial shape.
"The reps will meet sometime in the spring and of course it's up to them as to what they want to do" . . .
The roof of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis was repaired yesterday and the game between the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings Monday night at 9 is expected to take place there as scheduled. A contingency plan had been made to move the game to the New Orleans Superdome if the roof was not repaired in time.