CINCINNATI (AP) _ Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott has been fined by the National League for talking with reporters about a new baseball stadium, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported today.

The paper, quoting an unidentified source, said Schott was fined a ``substantial sum'' for violating the league's order not to grant interviews.

The fine is ``less than $50,000, but it is five figures,'' the source said.

Schott is under suspension until Nov. 1, 1998, for remarks considered insensitive to racial and ethnic groups. John Allen is the club's managing executive during her suspension.

Earlier this week, Schott told newspapers and television stations that the Reds would consider playing in a renovated Cinergy Field instead of a new ballpark that voters agreed to fund with a one-half cent sales tax increase.

Terms of her suspension require Schott to get permission from the president of the NL to do interviews, and they must be conducted in the presence of Reds officials, the paper said.