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Ex-NFL guard, wife charged with child abuse

By Wire services
Published April 22, 2006


JACKSONVILLE - Former NFL guard Rich Tylski and his wife were accused of hitting their adopted daughter with a belt, slamming her head on a table and other abuse that left the girl with broken bones in her hands and leg.

Tylski, 35, and wife Jane, 36, were free on $20,000 bond each on the child abuse and neglect charges. They were released Wednesday after turning themselves in. A message left on their home answering machine wasn't immediately returned, and it was unclear whether they had lawyers.

Tylski spent nine seasons in the NFL, playing in 95 games with the Jaguars, Steelers and Panthers before retiring after the 2004 season.

The child, whose age and name weren't released, was taken to a Jacksonville hospital March 10 for a fractured right thigh bone.

Her parents said she had fallen down the stairs about eight hours earlier.

SEARCH FIRM HIRED:

NFL owners hired a Los Angeles-based firm to assist with the search to replace retiring commissioner Paul Tagliabue. The eight-owner committee, which has no representation by the Buccaneers, chose Korn/Ferry International to help find a new commissioner. Tagliabue hopes to retire in July.

LINEBACKER ARRESTED:

Steve Foley, a San Diego linebacker, was arrested on charges of resisting arrest after police said he scuffled with officers. Foley also was booked on charges of battery on a police officer and public drunkenness.

BEARS:

Chicago signed restricted free-agent defensive back Ricky Manning Jr. to an offer sheet, with his agent saying the deal is worth up to $21-million over five years. The deal includes about $7.5-million in guaranteed money in the first year of the contract, agent Jim Ivler said.

BENGALS:

Anthony Wright officially signed a one-year deal to be Cincinnati's backup quarterback, a vital position with Carson Palmer still recovering from knee surgery.

CHARGERS:

Cash-strapped San Diego doesn't have the money to help the Chargers build a stadium, Mayor Jerry Sanders said, opening the door for Southern California's only NFL team to leave the city it has called home for 45 years. Chula Vista and Oceanside, two smaller cities south and north of San Diego, have been mentioned as possible new homes.

EAGLES:

Philadelphia president Joe Banner signed a contract extension through the 2010 season, team spokesman Derek Boyko said. Financial terms were not disclosed.

PACKERS:

Green Bay released wide receiver Terrence Murphy after he failed to recover from a bruised spinal cord sustained in a game against Carolina last Oct. 3 when he was hit helmet-to-helmet by the Panthers' Thomas Davis on a kickoff return.

PANTHERS:

Carolina signed free-agent linebacker Na'il Diggs. Terms weren't disclosed.

REDSKINS:

Brandon Lloyd, acquired in a trade last month to bolster Washington's receiving corps, signed a long-term contract extension.