Paul Hornung's $3 million suit against the NCAA, for refusing to let the Notre Dame great be a television commentator for college games in 1982 and 1983, has come to trial in Lexington, Ky.

Hornung claims the NCAA damaged his career and defamed him by not allowing him to work as a color analyst for Atlanta cable station WTBS.

Hornung served a one-year suspension from the NFL's Green Bay Packers in 1963 because he had been placing bets on his team to win . . .

Ed (Too Tall) Jones, the veteran defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys, was arrested a week ago for investigation of misdemeanor drunk driving, the Ventura County, Calif., sheriff's office said. The NFL team trains at Thousand Oaks in that jurisdiction.

The 6-foot-9 Jones, 32, was pulled over after a deputy spotted an auto moving erratically, said Sgt. Bob Johnston. Taken in and booked, Jones was released after leaving a breath sample and posting $50 bond, Johnston said. A Municipal Court arraignment is scheduled next Tuesday . . .

Charles Mitchell, 19, a freshman player at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark., died a couple of hours after he collapsed during a 12-minute run that is part of a physical examination for the players. Mitchell, a tight end from Malvern, Ark., expired at a hospital in Little Rock, of kidney failure. He had excelled in high school basketball, baseball and football.