The Buffalo Bills (1-12) say that, despite published reports to the contrary, they are not looking for someone to replace Coach Kay Stephenson.
The Buffalo News reported that University of Washington Coach Don James already had rejected the job, and that Illinois Coach Mike White would be offered it next. James denied that he was offered the job; a spokesman for White said he planned to remain at Illinois until at least after his son, a placekicker, completes his senior year there . . .
Owner John Mecom, frustrated at the New Orleans Saints' failures, is ready to sell the NFL team for a nonnegotiable $75 million, the Times-Picayune, States-Item of New Orleans reported in its Tuesday editions. Mecom acquired the franchise in 1966 for $6 million . . .
A scheduled news conference to announce the merger of the Arizona Wranglers and Oklahoma Outlaws was abruptly canceled, further clouding the future of the U.S. Football League franchise.
In addition, sources said, Oklahoma Coach Woody Widenhofer may become the Wranglers' coach although former Redskins' assistant Paul Lanham was named to the post when George Allen resigned.
Allen reportedly is still trying to swing a deal to buy the Wranglers and keep Oklahoma out.