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NFL Briefs

August 18, 2001

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Ex-KC receiver Vanover meets with NFL officials

New York Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tamarick Vanover was told Friday by the NFL that he faces disciplinary action for his involvement in a federal stolen car case.

Vanover was sentenced last November to two months in jail, two months of home detention and three years under supervised release after pleading guilty to one federal count of aiding and abetting the sale of a stolen vehicle that crossed state lines.

He was fined $10,000 and ordered to pay restitution of $6,241 to an insurance company.

At a meeting Friday with NFL officials, Vanover was told he would probably be fined but not suspended by the league.

McCardell sidelined after hernia surgery

Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Keenan McCardell probably will miss the rest of the preseason and possibly beyond while he recovers from hernia surgery.

McCardell had the operation Thursday, while the Jaguars were in New York for their 27-5 exhibition loss to the Giants.

"These things normally take three to four weeks depending on the individual and how the recovery goes," coach Tom Coughlin said Friday. "It could be longer, it could be less."

McCardell was not available for comment.

The 10th-year receiver was held out of practice last week with what the team thought was a groin injury.

Bucs reach settlements with two injured players

Tampa, Fla. Third-year defensive end John McLaughlin and first-year cornerback Terrance Parrish reached injury settlements with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday.

McLaughlin, who played mostly on special teams, suffered a right hip fracture in practice last week. He made 18 special teams tackles in two seasons with the Bucs.

Ex-Redskin sentenced

Alexandria, Va. Former Washington Redskins tight end Terry Orr was sentenced to 14 months in prison Friday for wire fraud.

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