Developer Donald Trump has proposed using his own money to build a stadium in Queens that could bring a professional football team back to the city of New York, officials said yesterday.
A spokeswoman of the state Urban Development Corp. said Trump's proposal called for a domed stadium with a seating capacity of more than 80,000 near Shea Stadium in Queens.
Deputy Mayor Robert Esnard said Trump apparently was willing to pay for building the stadium, while the city would pay most of the cost of constructing access roads and parking fields.
Trump, owner of the New Jersey Generals of the U.S. Football League, would like to move the franchise to New York from the Meadowlands in New Jersey . . .
The USFL Players Association filed suit against the league's owners in D.C. Federal Court, challenging the USFL's system of player acquisition and retention.
The complaint was an amendment to a one filed Aug. 16 centering on the veteran free agent compensation rule. Yesterday's amendment dealt with rules retricting player movement . . .
Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson has been given permission to talk to former Cleveland coach Sam Rutigliano about a possible coaching job, Browns owner Art Modell confirmed . . .
Washington Redskins defensive back Vernon Dean was charged with disorderly conduct early yesterday morning after he allegedly interfered with the arrest of a man in Georgetown, District of Columbia police said.
Dean was released after he "elected to pay a $10 fine rather than appear in court," police spokesman Wendell Samuels said.