Disgruntled Indianapolis quarterback Chris Chandler was traded yesterday to Tampa Bay, a week after suing the Colts for breach of contract.
The terms of the trade were not immediately released. Colts officials said the deal was contingent upon Chandler reporting to camp in Tampa and passing a physical.
Chandler had reported to Colts camp at Anderson University on July 19, but left the next day after taking a physical.
Chandler, the Colts' starting quarterback last season, had been unhappy since they ended talks over renegotiating a three-year contract he signed as a third-round draft pick in 1988. Those negotiations ended shortly after the Colts signed Jeff George, the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, to a six-year, $15-million contract.
The 6-foot-4, 219-pound Chandler was scheduled to receive a $195,000 salary this year but filed suit in Marion (Ind.) Superior Court last week over a $50,000 bonus for offseason workouts. Chandler claimed he fulfilled the obligations of his contract; the Colts maintain he did not complete the workouts satisfactorily.
Bengals: Cornerback Lewis Billups was fined $1,000 and sentenced to serve 30 days in jail for pointing a gun at two undercover police officers in a Jan. 4 incident. Hamilton (Ohio) County Common Pleas Judge Ralph Winkler said Billups can serve his jail time after the NFL season. Billups also was given another 30-day concurrent sentence on a charge of improper handling of a firearm while in a motor vehicle.
Broncos: Tight end Clarence Kay boarded the team plane and flew to Tokyo with his teammates following his release on $550 bond from city jail after his arrest on a domestic disturbance charge.
He was arrested about 2 p.m. Monday after a window-breaking incident at the home of a girlfriend after the team broke its Greeley, Colo., training camp.
Falcons: Cornerback Deion Sanders hasn't shown up for camp and continues to be fined $1,500 per day. Sanders left the Yankees before Monday night's game in New York against Detroit, but did not say when he would report to the Falcons' complex in Suwanee, Ga.