Leon Hess, in a will filed for probate yesterday in Manhattan Surrogate Court, left hundreds of millions of dollars to friends and relatives and ordered the sale of his Jets.
The oil magnate, who died May 7 at age 85, barred any member of his family from buying any interest in the Jets or participating in the team's future, "either directly or indirectly, in any capacity whatsoever."
The will states that any beneficiary of Hess's estate who challenges the executors' sale of the Jets in any way will have his or her bequest reduced by 25 percent and that sum will be redistributed as if he or she had died.
"It is my intent that my interests in the Jets be disposed of unaffected by any desire of family members to participate in the club's future ownership," the will reads.
Man Indicted In Tuinei Case A Dallas grand jury yesterday indicted a man arrested at the apartment where former Cowboy Mark Tuinei went to get heroin the night he died from an overdose. Keelan Charles Murray, 20, was arrested May 6 on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Cowboys backup FB Nicky Sualua, who was with Tuinei on the morning he died, led Dallas and Plano police to the apartment. Sualua told police that he believed the former offensive lineman took an Ecstasy tablet before they left Tuinei s Plano home on May 5 in search of heroin. When mixed with heroin, Ecstasy can be fatal, experts say. Sualua told police they drove to the apartment, where Tuinei told him he was going to take heroin.
END TO FEUD?: Billionaire Eli Broad sent a letter to Hollywood magnate Michael Ovitz in an apparent effort to end the conflict over who will own the NFL franchise in Los Angeles.
Broad wrote a letter Thursday to Ovitz and food magnate Ron Burkle stating the two groups should end their differences and present a united plan to the NFL.