Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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'Skins Maryland-Bound `Come Hell Or High Water'

The Washington Redskins will build a new stadium in Laurel, Md., team owner Jack Kent Cooke vowed Wednesday. And he said they will do it even if Maryland Gov. William Donald Schaefer objects. "I intend to build Redskins stadium in Laurel - come hell or high water - if the governor helps or hinders me," Cooke said in a statement.

Cooke has proposed building a $160 million, 78,600-seat stadium in Laurel. His plans call for the Redskins to pay for construction of the stadium itself, but Cooke has suggested he might seek state help in funding roadways and sewers necessary for the project. Schaefer has refused to offer state help for the Laurel stadium until Cooke promises to support the governor's effort to lure an existing NFL franchise to Baltimore.

***** FOOTBALL Guyton Heads To Patriots

Strong safety Myron Guyton became the second New York Giant in a week to agree to join his former coach, Bill Parcells of the New England Patriots. Last week, the Patriots made their first free-agent move this winter, signing offensive lineman Bob Kratch. Guyton, a five-year veteran, agreed to a three-year deal totaling $5.2 million..

- Wide receiver Chris Burkett, the New York Jets' most valuable player in 1991, retired after nine seasons in the National Football League. His career totals were 292 receptions for 4,352 yards, a 14.9 average, and 19 TDs.

- Offensive lineman Andy Heck of Seattle has signed a four-year, $10 million offer sheet from the Chicago Bears, and the Seahawks have until Tuesday to match it.

***** BASKETBALL Bulls' Pippen Cleared In Gun Case

Misdemeanor weapons charges against the Chicago Bulls' Scottie Pippen were dropped Wednesday after a judge granted a defense motion to suppress as evidence the gun seized from Pippen's car. …

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