WLAF shuts down Raleigh-Durham franchise Notes

August 01, 1991

A winless season and poor attendance ended the dream for officials of the Raleigh-Durham (N.C.) Skyhawks, and the World League of American Football team shut down yesterday.

It is now the property of the WLAF, and the possibility remains that the team could be moved -- possibly to Washington

But Fairfax, Va., businessman Jim Speros, who is spearheading

the Washington bid, said he would rather have an expansion franchise than an existing team that went 0-10 in its debut season.

* JACKSONVILLE: The president of an organization formed to lure a NFL expansion team here resigned after being charged with offering an undercover officer $40 for oral sex. Arthur "Chick" Sherrer, a spokesman for the group but not a prospective owner, denied the charge.

* FALCONS: Deion Sanders hit a three-run home run last night in his final game this season with the Atlanta Braves. Now he says he is going to take some time off before reporting for his other job -- as cornerback for the Falcons.

He is scheduled to report to the Falcons today, but said he plans to report on Monday after he spends time fishing at his home in Fort Myers, Fla.

* STEELERS: Guard Terry Long, who acknowledged he attempted suicide after flunking asteroids test, was released from the hospital.

Long told police that he tried to commit suicide because he felt his career was over.

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