Offensive guard Eric Moore of the New York Giants, who pleaded guilty to possessing steroids, avoided prison when a federal judge in Atlanta sentenced him to three years probation. . . . James Orthwein, owner of the New England Patriots, is stepping down as chairman and majority owner of a St. Louis group seeking an NFL franchise and is beginning negotiations to sell the Patriots. . . . Nearly two months after he retired, fullback Kevin Mack reached an agreement with the Cleveland Browns that will return him to the team by the end of the month.
PRO FOOTBALL / DAILY REPORT : AROUND THE NFL : Giants’ Moore Avoids Prison