Wayne Fontes, defensive coordinator of the Detroit Lions, faces drug possession charges after alleged discovery in his car of a vial containing cocaine.
It happened after an Oct. 21 traffic accident near Pontiac in which he was charged with drunken driving.
Fontes maintained his innocence. "I didn't have any controlled substances. I didn't have any cocaine," Fontes told the Detroit News. . . .
A federal judge in Boston ordered New England Patriots owner William H. Sullivan Jr. to pay $5.1 million to shareholders in the NFL team who claimed Sullivan persuaded them in 1976 to accept prices below the value of the stock.
Sullivan also was ordered by U.S. District Judge Walter Jay Skinner to pay 9 percent interest amounting to about $2 million and to pay $1.8 million in attorneys' fees and costs . . .
Alonzo Highsmith, No. 3 pick overall in the 1987 NFL draft, arrived in Houston and said he was set to sign with the Oilers and to practice with them today. He reached agreement in principle on a contract Saturday, after having sued the NFL for conspiring to hold down salaries . . .
Jeff Hayes, the former Redskins punter: waived again, now by Miami, as Reggie Roby comes off injured reserve.