Dallas Cowboys defensive end Harvey Martin said he has no problim with durgs but spent a week at a Minnesota durg and alcohol rehabilitation clinic to observe the program for his team. Martin said he took blood and urine tests at Hazelden Foundation in Center City, Minn., and had nothing to hide.
"I was up there to evaluate their program, not to be evaluated, basically," Martin said. "And the only way you can do that is to go through the program. I couldn't just sit back and take notes. I jumped right into the program" . . .
The Cincinnati Bengals traded disgruntled quarterback Jack Thompson to Tampa Bay for the Buccaneers' first choice in the 1984 draft.
Thompson, a former Washington State quarterback who was the Bengals' first pick in the 1979 draft, has been unhappy about his limited playing time behind starter Ken Anderson . . .
In the USFL, the Michigan Panthers' Peter B. Spivak has resigned as president of the team to devote more time to his law practice, and the owner of the Tampa Bay Bandits said he has surrendered his expansion rights for Florida and cleared the way for a new league franchise in Jacksonville. John Bassett, majority owner of the Bandits, and general partner Stephen Arky agreed to a proposal made by Clearwater businessman Fred Bullard, who wants to place an expansion team in Jacksonville.