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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Wilf family's allegedly unfair business dealings have officially caused a snag in the construction of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority is delaying ratification of its written accord with the team while litigators investigate the Wilfs' withholding of agreed-upon revenues from a real estate partner in New Jersey, the home state of principal owner Zygi Wilf and his kin Vikings co-owners. The sides were scheduled to sign off on the stadium's use and development agreements at the MSFA's Aug. 23 meeting, but a statement from chair Michele Kelm-Helgen says the proceedings will be rescheduled for a later date.
In the meantime, a private litigation firm will dig into the Wilfs' alleged actions in the New Jersey caseand the entirety of their business practices. Peter Carter of Dorsey & Whitney will oversee a due diligence investigation that includes "extensive background checks," details of the...
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A sports panel has delayed final approval of contracts for the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium until it can review litigation involving team owner Zygi Wilf and his family.
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority had planned to consider the final agreements Aug. 23. But the authority said Tuesday those agreements will be considered at a future meeting.
The panel has retained...
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings recognizes that if the team is going to be successful, quarterback Christian Ponder must learn to trust the players. When Jennings watches film of Ponder, he sees one major flaw – confidence. “I know he trusts himself, but at times, it’s like, ‘Ahh, I don’t know if he’s going to do it,’
The biggest play of the Minnesota Vikings first preseason game was a 61-yard touchdown that brought undrafted rookie Zach Line immediate attention in his longshot attempt at a roster spot.
Line broke the initial tackle on a short outlet pass from quarterback Matt Cassel. Yet, one of the most important aspects of the play for Minnesota's coaches was how Line was led down the...
Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton will miss Friday's exhibition game against Buffalo, and perhaps the rest of the preseason, after having an emergency appendectomy.
The Vikings announced the surgery Wednesday night, not long after holding their last practice of training camp at Minnesota State, Mankato.
Felton was integral in Adrian Peterson's 2,000-yard...
While some athletes get angry or defensive when accused of using performance enhancing drugs, Adrian Peterson takes it as a compliment (Credit: AP Photo) Last season, Adrian Peterson showed the world that there is a possibility he is super human. Less than a year after tearing his ACL and MCL, Peterson not only started all sixteen games but nearly broke the single season rushing...
Christian Ponder has a difficult task getting used to Greg Jenning’s unique route-running style. He and Leslie Frazier talked about what Jennings does differently, and the Vikings aren’t inclined to change what has been successful to this point.
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Well, well, well. This is quickly getting quite interesting.
On Tuesday, we brought you comments from Robert Griffin III that sounded one way, but were clearly meant in another. Those comments, if you recall, centered around Griffin sharing that he doesn’t think Donovan McNabb is an idiot, when he clearly does, and that it’s best that the two don’t talk.
A bit later, McNabb...
If anyone thought that Donovan McNabb would stand idly by and not feel compelled to provide an unnecessary retort to comments Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III made during a GQ interview that were made public on Tuesday, well, they’d be sorely mistaken. In the GQ profile, RG3 reacted to how the former NFL (and […]The post Donovan McNabb says Robert Griffin III...
The Vikings have had an unseasonably cool training camp, which isn’t exactly what coach Leslie Frazier was looking for. Veterans like Kevin Williams, who said the best part of camp is the conclusion, don’t mind the temperatures.
This Donovan McNabb – Robert Griffin III drama is pretty elaborate and unnecessary for two guys who have never met one another. Several months ago, McNabb gave what appeared to be unsolicited advice to Griffin, who didn’t seem to care […]
Linebacker Audie Cole had the game of his life last year when the Vikings played the Buffalo Bills in the preseason and it may have saved his NFL career. He talked about that, the advantages and disadvantages of his height, and where he has improved.