Dickerson signs pact with Colts for 4 years
Eric Dickerson and the Indianapolis Colts patched up their differences yesterday as the star running back signed a four-year contract extension.
General manager Jim Irsay said Dickerson will take a physical examination tomorrow and is scheduled to practice with the team on Tuesday. Dickerson is expected to play against the Denver Broncos on Oct. 21.
"A lot of things have happened, a lot of things that weren't pretty on either side," Dickerson said.
Dickerson, his attorney and advisers reached the agreement in a meeting with owner Robert Irsay, Colts attorney Michael Chernoff and Jim Irsay at the owner's home north of Indianapolis.
* A Providence, R.I., nightclub bouncer is in jail charged with attacking New England Patriots wide receiver Hart Lee Dykes with a crutch.
William Earley, who stands 6-feet-7 and weighs 300 pounds, hobbled into District Court on crutches Friday. He was held in lieu of $40,000 bond on a felony assault charge.
He also faces Superior Court hearings next week on parole and probation violation charges from a previous robbery charge. Earley was serving a suspended sentence on a conviction that he punched a man at a Newport club.
Police allege that Earley hit Dykes in the eye outside Club Shalimar early Wednesday. Wide receiver Irving Fryar, whose head was gashed when he was hit from behind, has acknowledged going to his teammate's aid with a gun and now faces a felony weapons charge as a result.
Ivan Lendl beat top-seeded Stefan Edberg, 7-5, 6-3, yesterday to set up a meeting with Boris Becker in the final of the Seiko Super tournament in Tokyo. Becker downed Richey Reneberg for the second time in a week, 7-6 (7-1), 6-2.
Lendl, who is now No. 3 worldwide, but lost the No. 1 ranking to Edberg earlier this year, beat the Swede despite playing on one of his least favorite surfaces.
"Even though I played well, I still didn't like this fast surface," Lendl said of the artificial courts at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.