The lawyer-agent for Eric Dickerson, new holder of the National Football League's season record for yards rushing (2,007), is seeking a $1 million-a-year contract for Dickerson in talks with the Los Angeles Rams, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner reported yesterday.
Dickerson was quoted as saying, "The Rams got me cheap and everybody knows it."
Dickerson has a $2.2 million deal over four years, with two years remaining. When performance bonuses are added to his $175,000 salary this season, he will make about $400,000.
The top-paid NFL running back is reported to be Chicago's Walter Payton at $800,000 a year . . .
The Redskins' Super Bowl tickets will be distributed this year to season ticket-holders through a lottery, if requests exceed the number of tickets available. Season ticket-holders will receive an envelope and will be required to mail it in with a check before Dec. 28. The lottery will take place Jan. 2, and tickets will be assigned as the cards are drawn.
All season-seat owners may request one Super Bowl ticket for each seat they own to a maximum of four. Winners will be notified by mail and may pick up their tickets between Jan. 10 and Jan. 16 at the ticket office at RFK Stadium.
If a person's name is not chosen or if the Redskins do not go to the Jan. 20 Super Bowl at Palo Alto, Calif., the money will be refunded by Jan. 31.
The NFL has priced all Super Bowl tickets at $60.