Originally created 08/04/06

Panthers' starting tight end is hurting



Carolina tight end Kris Mangum could be out for several weeks with plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

After struggling with the injury during the first few days of camp, Mangum is now in a cast and limping around in a walking boot.

"I wasn't doing it any good out there; it was just getting worse and worse," Mangum said. "Hopefully this takes care of it. It's definitely an aggravating injury."

Mangum said he was told to wear the cast for a couple of weeks. He's still hopeful he can play an exhibition game.

COWBOYS: Terrell Owens did not practiceThursday because of a sore left hamstring.

Wearing a hooded sweatshirt, shorts and a wrap on his left thigh, Owens spent most of his time slowly riding an exercise bicycle. He stopped pedaling to do a sit-up drill and another with a medicine ball.

STEELERS: A charge of disorderly conduct against rookie receiver Santonio Holmes was dropped Thursday.

Holmes, the team's first-round pick, was among hundreds of people arrested as part of a police crackdown on revelers who annually converge on Miami Beach during Memorial Day weekend.

The 22-year-old Holmes had pleaded not guilty to charges that he blocked traffic and refused to obey a police order to move.

LAWSUIT: On Thursday, an appeals court overturned a landmark $105 million verdict against a stadium vendor that sold beer to a drunken fan who later paralyzed a girl in an auto wreck.

The family claimed that vendors for Philadelphia-based Aramark Corp. continued to sell beer to Daniel Lanzaro during a 1999 New York Giants game even though he was clearly drunk, and that the concessionaire fostered an atmosphere in which intoxicated patrons were able to still buy alcohol.