SENTENCED: EMPRISE, the giant sports concession corporation, and six individuals (including two known Mafia figures), in California for their roles in hiding the underworld ownership of a Las Vegas casino. Emprise was fined the maximum penalty of $10,000. Anthony J. Zerilli, the former president of Hazel Park racetrack in Detroit, and Michael Polizzi were fined a total of $80,000 and sentenced to jail for four years apiece.
TRADED: By Carroll Rosenbloom, the BALTIMORE COLTS, to Robert J. Irsay for the LOS ANGELES RAMS, which Irsay had just purchased from the estate of Daniel F. Reeves for $19 million, the largest amount ever paid for a professional sports team. Rosenbloom has wanted to leave Baltimore for over a year but needed the no-cash transaction with Irsay to avoid paying capital gains taxes of approximately $4.4 million. Don Klosterman, Colt general manager, will move to Los Angeles and be replaced in Baltimore by Joe Thomas, former Miami Dolphin personnel director.