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Dispatches
Peter King
April 10, 2000
Friends of recently retired Dick Vermeil say he wanted to coach the Rams again next season but bowed to the wishes of his wife, Carol, and walked away....
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April 10, 2000

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Friends of recently retired Dick Vermeil say he wanted to coach the Rams again next season but bowed to the wishes of his wife, Carol, and walked away....

No one paid it much heed, but the league voted at the annual meetings to split most Internet revenue equally among the 31 teams for at least the next two years. Among the exceptions to the plan: Teams keep revenue generated by premium portions of their sites. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, for instance, is considering placing cameras around his team's complex and having superfans pay to tune in....

Bills coach Wade Phillips continues to grumble that officials blew the lateral-pass call that cost his team a wildcard playoff win against the Titans on Jan. 8, but Buffalo owner Ralph Wilson will have none of it. "Our season didn't end because the officials blew the call," Wilson says. "Our season ended because we didn't cover the kick. Period."...

Cowboys wideout Michael Irvin, who has been advised by team doctors to retire because of stenosis of the spine, is still looking for a doctor who will clear him to play in 2000....

The Titans plan to use defensive end Jevon Kearse about 40 plays a game in 2000, about five more snaps per game than he played as a rookie. "We'll move him around more, to take advantage of matchups against blockers who aren't as quick," says Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher....

Assuming he doesn't beat out Rob Johnson and regain his starting job, Doug Flutie will be used as a change-of-pace quarterback in Buffalo.

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