Former New York Yankee Joe Pepitone, arrested Monday on drug and weapon possession charges, was released from jail on $15,000 bond. He slipped out a side door of the Brooklyn Men's House of Detention without speaking to reporters just after 11 a.m. EST, but his lawyer said Pepitone might tell his story to a grand jury . . .
Kingshaven Farms Limited, located in Ontario, has filed suit against Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke and others, alleging that Kingshaven should have been allowed to purchase Elmendorf Farms in Lexington, Ky., in accordance with the will of former owner Max Gluck.
The case is set to be heard in Circuit Court in Fayette County, in which Lexington is located, but a petition has been sought by the plaintiff to move the case to U.S. District Court. Cooke, reached at his office in Middleburg, Va., declined comment . . .
Two more National League players, Keith Hernandez of the New York Mets and Enos Cabell of the Houston Astros, testified before a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh investigating cocaine sales to athletes. Their appearances bring to four the number of players who have testified this week.
Lonnie Smith of the St. Louis Cardinals testified Tuesday and Tim Raines of the Montreal Expos appeared Monday. Attorneys for both players stressed their clients were not considered suspects in the probe . . . .
Metrosports, the sports syndicator based near Pittsburgh and formerly in Rockville, Md., has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy papers in Federal Bankruptcy Court in Pittsburgh to protect it from other creditors. The action came after the Pacific-10 Conference filed a $1.5 million suit last week against Metrosports in a California federal court, alleging the firm did not make all its payments to telecast league games.
Metrosports was acquired by Pittsburgh-based syndicator and production company Total Communications Systems, Inc., last April. The two companies operate under the name TCS-Metrosports. Tom Betz, an attorney for both TCS and Metrosports, said Metrosports is likely to reorganize and continue to operate.