PRO FOOTBALL / DAILY REPORT : NFC : 49ers Make Up After Near-Fight
San Francisco safety Merton Hanks reportedly became upset with defensive end Alfred Williams because of miscommunication on a defensive call that led to a blown assignment during the 49ers’ victory over Miami on Monday night. Linebacker Ken Norton Jr. had to physically restrain Hanks from engaging Williams in a sideline confrontation.
“It was an intense moment, and Merton was very intense at the time, and he was very unhappy at the time,” Norton said. “But we straightened it out.”
Hanks downplayed the incident, calling it a misunderstanding.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers sold 32,557 charter seats in a campaign to fund a new stadium, far short of the goal of 50,000 seats, officials said.
After the results were announced, Vice President Joel Glazer said the team would talk to other cities if Tampa can’t help fund a new stadium. But he said a Dec. 31 deadline for the city to come up with funding plans would be extended indefinitely.
The Philadelphia Eagles signed former UCLA center Frank Cornish to a one-year contract and tried out, but did not sign, former Washington Redskin receiver Art Monk.