Pro Football

From Staff and Wire Reports

Leonard H. Tose, former owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, suffered a partial defeat when a Camden, N.J., jury rejected part of his claim that an Atlantic City casino plied him with free drinks and caused him to lose millions of dollars.

Tose was not “visibly and obviously intoxicated” when he lost $199,000 at the Sands Hotel Casino on four occasions between June of 1985 and March of 1986, the jury concluded.

But the nine-member panel was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on three other dates during that period when Tose lost $1.1 million. The jury deliberated for about 12 hours over three days.

U.S. District Judge Joseph E. Irenas declared a mistrial on the unresolved dates and scheduled a new trial for April 5.