Tight end Clarence Kay apparently will accompany the Denver Broncos to Tokyo for a preseason game after his late-night release from city jail following his arrest on a domestic disturbance charge at the home of his former girlfriend.
"If he's out, then I'm sure he will go. If the law has no reason for him not to go, then certainly I don't," Broncos Coach Dan Reeves said late Monday.The Broncos play the Seattle Seahawks in Tokyo on Saturday.
Kay, already on the carpet before the NFL as a potential three-time loser for substance abuse, was arrested Monday at about 2 p.m., authorities said.
Police spokesman John Schnittgrund said Kay was arrested for disturbance, trespass and destruction of private property. Asked if drugs or alcohol was involved, the officer said, "Not to my knowledge."
Kay's lawyer, Harvey Steinberg, was able to swing a night court appearance before Denver County Municipal Court Judge Alfred Harrell. The judge released Kay on $550 bond and set his next court appearance for Aug. 10.
Deion Sanders is expected in the Atlanta camp as soon as he completes a short vacation. Just how short, Sanders hasn't said.
Spurned by the New York Yankees' withdrawal - under threat of a lawsuit by the Falcons - of a contract offer to finish the season and return to baseball next year, Sanders packed his bags and changed sports.
"I'm leaving. I'm going to football," Sanders said Monday as he cleaned out his Yankee Stadium locker. "Maybe I'll be back next year."
The defensive back-outfielder had been seeking a $1 million contract for 1991, but the Yankees apparently either decided he wasn't worth the money as a player or he wasn't worth the cost of litigation.
Sanders signed a $4.4 million, four-year contract with the Falcons last year after they made him the fifth pick in the NFL draft. He was hitting .158 for the Yankees, the lowest average of any major-leaguer with at least 125 at-bats.
Defensive end Curtis Green, slowed by an Achilles injury in 1988, decided to call it a career after nine seasons. But he couldn't resist putting on the pads one last time.
"I just wanted to come to one more practice," he said Monday after announcing he had reached his decision 24 hours earlier.
Minnesota will make Anthony Carter one of the highest-paid receivers in the NFL.
Carter's attorney, Bob Woolf, confirmed an agreement and said having Carter in camp on time was the goal of both sides.
"We felt that was very important," he said.
General manager Mike Lynn refused to renegotiate Carter's contract and the receiver stayed out of camp for 25 days last year.
Carter was seeking a four-year deal worth $5 million, up from the $450,000 he made last season. Neither Woolf nor Lynn would divulge terms of the contract.
Phoenix signed tight end Robert Awalt to a two-year contract while kick returner Vai Sikahema, defensive end Freddie Joe Nunn and cornerback Cedric Mack also agreed to terms.
Details of the argeements for Nunn, Mack and Sikahema were not immediately available, but they all were expected to report today to sign.