Browns executive Sandusky arrested on suspicion of DUI


FARGO, N.D. — Cleveland Browns executive Jon Sandusky, the son of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, was cooperative but refused to take a blood test when he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in North Dakota, police said Wednesday.

Fargo Police Lt. Joel Vettel said Sandusky, 36, was pulled over for making an illegal turn at 1:50 a.m. Tuesday near the city’s downtown. Sandusky, the director of player personnel for the Browns, allegedly crossed three lanes of traffic to make the turn.

Officers determined Sandusky was driving under the influence after administering field sobriety tests. He told police he was coming from “just down the road,” Vettel said. “They didn’t press him on that answer. We don’t know where he was at.”

■ BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Darris McCord, a member of the Detroit Lions' "Fearsome Foursome" that terrorized NFL offenses, died Wednesday. He was 80.

The Lions said in a release that McCord died at home in Bloomfield Hills. The team didn't give a cause of death, but the Detroit Free Press reported that McCord was diagnosed in March with pancreatic cancer.

McCord was selected in the third round by Detroit in the 1955 draft from the University of Tennessee, where he was an All-American. He spent his entire 13-year career in Detroit and was a member of the Lions' 1957 NFL championship team.


EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Although Kobe Bryant said he's making steady progress in his recovery from a torn Achilles tendon, the Los Angeles Lakers' guard is still a few weeks away from playing in a game.

Bryant is back with the Lakers after a short trip to Germany to get treatment on his right knee, another trouble area for the 35-year-old guard.

He sat on Los Angeles' bench for an exhibition game Tuesday, and he'll travel with the team to China later this week.