Philadelphia Eagles owner Leonard Tose met for five hours in New York with National Football League Commissioner Pete Rozelle and a committee of three other owners in an effort to find ways to solve the financial difficulties -- including a reported $40 million in personal debt -- that led Tose to consider moving the team to Phoenix.

Tose, his daughter Susan Fletcher and their lawyer, Larry Schaiman, met with owners Hugh Culverhouse of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Patrick Bowlen of the Denver Broncos and Ralph Wilson of the Buffalo Bills . . . .

The FBI is investigating a report that shots were fired in Chicago at a car owned by Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, according to FBI spokesman Bob Long. Long refused to say when the shots were alleged to have been fired or who reported them.

Irsay, who lives in Chicago, could not be reached for comment on reports that he was in the car and that the incident occurred last weekend.

Irsay sparked an outcry last summer when he moved the Baltimore Colts to Indianapolis . . .

Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, who set four NFL passing records and led his team to the Super Bowl this season, was named winner of the 26th Bert Bell Award by the Maxwell Football Club of Philadelphia . . .

The Cincinnati Bengals fired first-year defensive backfield coach Trent Walters, 42. Walters, who left an assistant coaching job at the University of Washington last year to join the Bengals, already has taken a job coaching defensive backs at the University of Pittsburgh.