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Harassed, Dillon Says

Fri., March 13, 1998

Corey Dillon was charged with drunken driving, and the Cincinnati Bengals and ex-University of Washington running back contends he was harassed by police.

Dillon has denied he was drunk when he was stopped by police in Seattle’s central area about 1 a.m. on March 3.

Dillon is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, negligent driving and driving with a suspended license.

Glenn Foley received a vote of confidence and a financial boost from the New York Jets, signing a one-year contract extension.

Foley, expected to be the team’s starting quarterback this season, was given a two-year, $3-million contract, including signing and reporting bonuses. Foley will earn $1.5 million in both 1998 and in 1999, but if he starts this season, he could double his ‘99 salary through incentives.

The Jets also traded fullback Lorenzo Neal to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for an undisclosed 1998 draft pick - giving the team eight picks in the seven-round draft - and signed defensive end Anthony Pleasant, who spent last season with the Atlanta Falcons.

New England Patriots running back Dave Meggett is trying to settle yet another paternity claim in West Palm Beach, Fla., as he defends himself against charges of assaulting a call girl in Toronto.

April Estabrook, 21, is the fourth woman to bear one of Meggett’s five children.

The part-time dental assistant sued Meggett, the NFL’s career punt return leader, in September for support of her son, Nathanael Lee, who was born Jan. 1 in Palm Beach County.

Results of court-ordered blood tests were filed Feb. 27 showing with 99.996 percent certainty that Meggett was the father.

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