The NFL Players Association has retained a lawyer to determine whether one of its leading candidates to become executive director - former Eagle
- revealed confidential information about player agents.
"Counsel is also investigating what if anything was done with any personal information that may have been transmitted," the union said in a statement released yesterday.
The union has retained Joseph Yablonski, who has worked with the NFLPA as an outside counsel in the past. SI.com first reported the allegations last week.
Vincent is a finalist to replace Gene Upshaw, who died in August. The union's new leader will be selected by vote next month.
In other NFL news:
* The Indianapolis Colts officially released Marvin Harrison, ending the star receiver's 13-year stay with the team. Colts owner Jim Irsay announced the move yesterday after meeting with Harrison in a final effort to re-sign the club's career receiving leader.
* Former Jacksonville running back Fred Taylor got a head start on the NFL free-agency period, visiting with the Buffalo Bills.
* Rutgers coach Greg Schiano is giving up his defensive-coordinator duties. Schiano announced Tuesday that he is promoting two assistants to share the defensive-coordinator role.
* Delaware and Delaware State have reached an agreement on a series of football games. The games will take place Sept. 8, 2012, Sept. 7, 2013, and Sept. 6, 2014, on the UD campus in Newark. The schools also will play a scheduled game on Sept. 19 this year in Newark.
* Washington State quarterback Marshall Lobbestael has been suspended from team activities after a weekend arrest in Pullman, Wash., when police said they found him drunk.
* Former Hofstra basketball player Rich Laurel, an Overbrook High product, will have his No. 21 retired by the university on Saturday. Laurel (1973-77) recorded 2,102 points in his 4 years at Hofstra, including a school-record 30.3 points per game in 1976-77.
* Former Olympic boxing champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, 28, defected to the United States, 18 months after he was kicked off the Cuban team as punishment for a previous defection attempt.
* Salt Lake City police said thieves who ransacked the home of David Zabriskie stole thousands of dollars in bikes and Olympic memorabilia from the world-class cyclist.