The NFL Players Association has retained a lawyer to determine whether one of its leading candidates to become executive director - former Eagle

Troy Vincent

- 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. 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.

College football

* 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.

Philly File

* 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.

Sport Stops

* 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.

* PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem announced that FBR has decided not to renew its contract after 2010 for the tournament outside of Phoenix, citing the nation's economic slump. *