Redskins searching for a summer home

March 24, 1995

The Washington Redskins were left without a summer home yesterday, when Dickinson College officials ended their 32-year association with the team.

Because the Redskins hadn't decided whether they wanted to return to Carlisle, Pa., for training camp this summer, college officials rented out the dorms the team normally uses in July and August, and told the Redskins they no longer could accommodate them.

A team official said the Redskins still haven't decided where they will hold training camp.

When the Redskins announced 18 months ago that they wanted to build a stadium in Laurel, team owner Jack Kent Cooke said he would shift camp to Frostburg State to show a commitment to Maryland.

But with the Laurel project in jeopardy, the Redskins haven't signed a contract at Frostburg. Team officials say other possibilities are Redskin Park in Ashburn, Va., or the University of Richmond, which previously tried to lure the Redskins.

The Redskins moved to Carlisle in 1963 after training from 1946 to 1962 at Occidental College in California.

The Redskins also announced yesterday they won't raise ticket prices, which range from $30 to $45, for the third straight season.

* BROWNS: Andre Rison has committed to the Cleveland Browns, striking a five-year, $17 million deal that would make him the highest-paid wide receiver in NFL history, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The newspaper said the former Atlanta Falcons star agreed to the contract Wednesday night. A news conference to announce the signing is likely today.

"I'm going to an organization that's treating me with respect," said Rison, who was suspended for one game by the Falcons last season for disciplinary reasons.

Rison has been voted to four straight Pro Bowls.

* RAMS: Multiple lawsuits will be filed against the NFL next week as part of the Rams' quest to move to St. Louis, said Max Blecher, the lead attorney for the team.

"We're going to win," said Blecher, who represented the Los Angeles Coliseum when the Raiders moved from Oakland, Calif., in the early 1980s. "I'm confident this is a win."

The league voted down the team's move from Los Angeles last week, citing mismanagement by the club and concern about losing a team in the country's second-largest television market.

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