Rival groups led by billionaire Eli Broad and former Hollywood super agent Michael Ovitz reportedly have agreed to present the NFL with a unified stadium design and site plan to help bring a team back to Los Angeles.
Both groups also expect the NFL to contribute an estimated $150 million toward the effort, the Los Angeles Times reported. The paper cited unidentified sources for the report.
UNITAS HOME: Hall of Fame QB Johnny Unitas, 66, was released from the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore yesterday a day after he was admitted for chest pains that doctors said they believed were gastrointestinal in nature.
DRUCKENMILLER CASE: A woman who accused 49ers reserve QB Jim Druckenmiller of rape testified that she passed out in a bed and awoke to find him having sex with her. The prosecution rested its case after the testimony by the 22-year-old Virginia Tech graduate. The accuser testified that she vaguely remembered a friend putting her to bed after a night of drinking in March.
HEARST SURGERY: 49ers RB Garrison Hearst will have surgery to restore circulation to the ankle he broke last year, and expects to be off the field for most of the season. Hearst will have the surgery Saturday in Baltimore.
MOVES: The 49ers re-signed DE Charles Haley and intensified their pursuit of free agent RB Lawrence Phillips. Haley, 35, was signed to a four-year contract worth $5.6 million, including a $1.2 million signing bonus. . . . QB Erik Kramer, stunned by his dismissal from the Bears on Tuesday, was scheduled to take a physical exam with the Chargers either late last night or early today.