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Nfl Owners Set To Ratify Contract

NFL owners, still celebrating their new television riches, are about to ratify a contract that will ensure labor peace through at least 2004.

The agreement was approved twice this weekend, first by the executive board of the NFL Players Association, meeting in Hawaii, and on Sunday by the Management Council executive committee. All 30 owners will vote on it today, with 23 votes needed for approval.

Four women have accused Tyrone Braxton of the Denver Broncos of exposing himself and sexually assaulting them at a Denver nightclub in January.

Lawyer Anne Sulton, legal counsel for the NAACP in Denver, filed the sexual harassment and assault complaint on the women’s behalf in Denver District Court.

The lawsuit contends the 33-year-old defensive back was at the I-Beam nightclub on Jan. 27 when he approached a group of women and began making sexually explicit remarks and grabbing them.

Sulton said the women called her after police did not press charges against Braxton. Sulton said she decided to file suit after discussions with the player’s lawyers broke down.



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