George Steinbrenner accused a stenographer of tampering with sworn statements that he and other New York Yankees officials made during commissioner Fay Vincent's investigation of his ties to a gambler.

A $1.56 million lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan alleged that the changes in testimony, "all to Steinbrenner's damage and detriment," were ordered by John Dowd, an attorney who assisted Vincent.Dowd was not named as a party in the lawsuit, brought against Esquire Reporting Co. Inc., its owner Malcolm L. Elevy and Philip C. Rizzuti.