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Staff Report • Apr 14, 2007 at 12:27 PM

Former Bush landlord decides not to sue

Agent Steinberg arrested in suspected DUI case

Former Steeler Swann considers congressional run

• WASHINGTON - Lynn Swann is thinking about running for Congress.

The former Pittsburgh Steelers star, a Republican who lost Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race last fall, said Thursday he has been approached to run for the Pittsburgh-area seat held by Democratic Rep. Jason Altmire.

"I'm still collecting information," Swann, of Sewickley Heights, told The Associated Press in a phone interview. "People are still talking to me about it."

Swann would not say who has talked to him or when he plans to make up his mind. "It's a process. It's not a matter at this point about whether it's something I thought about doing in the past or would think about doing in the future," Swann said. "It's a matter of getting information and keeping an open mind."

Swann made his political debut in a run against Gov. Ed Rendell in November. Before that, he had worked as a reporter and analyst for ABC Sports.

In his race, he advocated slashing state taxes, limiting spending and overhauling the local property tax system. But Swann had problems keeping up with Rendell financially, raising about $11 million to Rendell's $32 million. Altmire defeated three-term Republican Rep. Melissa Hart in a November victory that surprised pundits. Hart said she is "seriously considering" running again, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported in late February.

Former Bush landlord decides not to sue

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• SAN DIEGO - The former landlord for Reggie Bush's parents won't sue the football star and his family, a dispute that raised questions about whether Bush received improper benefits while playing at Southern California.

"I was instructed not to proceed," attorney Jordan Cohen, who represents Michael Michaels, said Friday. "I'm not commenting any further."

The NCAA is investigating the possibility of improper benefits but has been hampered because of the threat of lawsuits.

David Cornwell, the attorney for the Bush family, didn't immediately return phone calls and an e-mail message.

Michaels has alleged that the New Orleans Saints running back's parents lived rent-free in his San Diego-area house for a year while Bush was playing at USC. He has said the arrangement came with an understanding that Bush would be the key figure in New Era Sports & Entertainment, a fledgling marketing agency co-founded by Michaels and Lloyd Lake.

Bush signed with other representatives. Michaels and Lake claimed to be out $300,000, including $100,000 in cash disbursements to the Bush family.

Agent Steinberg arrested in suspected DUI case

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• NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - Sports agent Leigh Steinberg was arrested early Friday on suspicion of drunken driving after crashing his Mercedes into three parked cars and knocking over a fire hydrant.

The 58-year-old Steinberg was driving on Pacific Coast Highway around 1 a.m. when he swerved his sports utility vehicle into the parked cars and over the curb, police Lt. Craig Fox said.

Television reports showed moderate damage to the parked cars, skid marks along the sidewalk and the damaged fire hydrant.

Steinberg was taken to jail and later released on his own recognizance.

On Friday, Steinberg issued a statement taking responsibility for the incident, calling it "a serious error in judgment."

"I know that it is not acceptable to get behind the wheel after having consumed any amount of alcohol. I take full responsibility for my behavior, and I will take appropriate action to prevent any remotely similar behavior in the future," Steinberg said.

In 1997, Steinberg was sentenced to community service after an arrest in Newport Beach on suspicion of drunken driving. Steinberg lives and works in Newport Beach. AP-CS-04-13-07 2135EDT

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