UNVEILING THE WLAF: The World League of American Football announced yesterday that it will kick off its inaugural season as scheduled in March 1991 with 10 teams in three divisions.
The announcement was made by president Mike Lynn, following a report to shareholders.
The Europe division will be London, Barcelona and Frankfurt. North America East includes New York, Montreal, Orlando and either Raleigh or Charlotte, N.C. and North America West has Sacramento, Calif., San Antonio, and Birmingham, Ala.
LAWSUIT: A new players union being formed by Hall of Famer Larry Csonka filed a complaint with the federal government against the 28 NFL teams, claiming they violated labor law by continuing to recognize the NFL Players Association.
The complaint was filed with the National Labor Relations Board's Pittsburgh office by the United Players of the NFL, claiming that the NFL's continued recognition of the NFLPA has hurt its attempt to organize the league's players.
The NFLPA announced a year ago it would no longer represent the players in collective bargaining although it would continue to represent the players on other matters. Meanwhile, NFL officials have continued to deal with the dormant union.
LET'S TALK: Denver Coach Dan Reeves held a 30-minute, sometimes "heated" meeting with quarterback John Elway in an attempt to resolve some frustrations on Elway's part and promote better communication.
Insisting he was "no dictator" but that he retains the final say on game strategy and player personnel, Reeves said he blamed himself that Elway didn't feel comfortable to discuss the matter before Elway aired his grievances in the newspaper.
OT Gerald Perry is being investigated by Aurora, Colo., police for third-degree sexual assault in connection with an alleged incident at an Aurora home early Tuesday.
Another Bronco, CB Elliott Smith, was arrested early Tuesday for drunken driving.
BEARS BRAWL: Chicago LB Mickey Pruitt broke his left hand in a fight with OG Mark Bortz during practice. Pruitt, a 6-foot-1, 220 pound sub and special teams player, had his hand put in a cast, but is expected to play Sunday at Denver. Bortz, 6-6 and 270, was unhurt and Coach Mike Ditka wound not elaborate on what started the fight.
COTTON TO CLEVELAND: Cleveland claimed LB Marcus Cotton, who was waived by Atlanta. . . . Dallas cut WR Dennis McKinnon and activated LB Dave Harper from the practice squad . . . Seattle signed free-agent LB Donald Miller replace injured Darren Comeaux.