Criticism Mounting For Vikings, Adrian Peterson For as long as he's been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and most marketable stars in the league, an approachable superstar with the kind of inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream.
AP Will Play Sunday, Releases Statement On IncidentThe Minnesota Vikings announced Monday morning that running back Adrian Peterson will practice this week and play Sunday at New Orleans. Hours later, Peterson issued a statement on the incident, opening up about the child abuse allegations for the first time.
Vikings Eye Expansion Of Pro Soccer In Minn.Minnesota's only professional soccer team -- Minnesota United -- is flying high. "We're really excited to join the Lynx as a professional team in this market that's out there winning championships," said Minnesota United President Nick Rogers.
Zygi Wilf Strikes Back At NJ Court RulingMinnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf has appealed a court ruling requiring him and his family to pay $100 million in damages and legal fees over a broken deal to develop an apartment complex in his home state of New Jersey. Wilf, his brother Mark Wilf and cousin Leonard Wilf filed their appeal Wednesday in New Jersey Superior Court's Appellate Division.
Vikings GM Throws Coach Search Wide OpenThe Minnesota Vikings are conducting their first head coach search in eight years, and this will be an exhaustive project. That's the way general manager Rick Spielman works. Spielman has an old scout inside fueling his meticulous style of player evaluation and draft preparation, and he has dived into his pursuit of Frazier's replacement the same way.
Minnesota Vikings Disappoint In 2013The Minnesota Vikings had higher expectations than the 5-10-1 record the team finished with in the 2013 season. The Vikings pass defense was abysmal in 2013 with five game-tying or game-winning scores in the final minute of the game. The team used three starting quarterbacks, including Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel for small stretches twice. The team fired head coach Leslie Frazier very early Monday morning.
Twin Cities Attorney Weighs In On Wilf JudgmentAbout $103 million is the amount a New Jersey judge has slapped Zygi and Mark Wilf, with along with their cousin Leonard. The money is to cover damages, fees, interest and expenses the Wilf's incurred for defrauding old business partners involved in running an apartment complex outside New York City.
Ground About To Be Broken On Minn. Vikings Stadium Politicians, Vikings executives and possibly a few notable former players will be on hand at the groundbreaking ceremony for the team's new, $1 billion stadium. The Tuesday morning program inside the soon-to-be-demolished Metrodome is open to the public, but there are only a few hundred seats available.
Wilfs To Pay About $85 Million In DamagesMore than 20 years and 100 days of testimony have passed in a case that's pitted a brother and sister against some of the most powerful real estate moguls in New Jersey – the Wilf brothers In a hearing Monday, Judge Deanne Wilson decided how much money the Wilfs had to pay for defrauding former business partners in an apartment deal in the 1980s. Wilson said the plaintiffs - Ada Reichmann and her brother, Josef Halpern - deserve $36 million in punitive damages. Halpern’s attorney says his client client’s decades-long dispute with the Wilfs has taken a toll on his health.
Dayton: Wilfs Should Pay Vikings' Share Of StadiumMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf should have to cover much of the team's share of stadium construction from their own pockets, not through profit from expensive personal seat licenses.
Review Clears Vikings Owners' FinancesThe board overseeing the new Minnesota Vikings stadium says a financial review has cleared up questions about the team owners' ability to pay their share. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority's report was launched after a New Jersey judge came down on the Wilf family.
Vikings' John Sullivan Should Be Healthy This Week, Ndamukong Suh Fined $100KThe Minnesota Vikings expected to have defensive tackle Kevin Williams and center John Sullivan at practice this week, despite knee injuries. The NFL is reportedly going to levy a heavy fine to Ndamukong Suh for his low block on Sullivan. Cordarrelle Patterson played only five plays Sunday and it was the coaches choice. Could a change at quarterback be coming for the Vikings? It has been done before in Minnesota.
Judge: Vikings Owner Wilf Must Release Net WorthA New Jersey judge says Minnesota Vikings principal owner Zygi Wilf and others must make their financial worth public as the court determines what damages they should pay in a civil lawsuit. The Star-Ledger reported that the judge Monday said the sealed document listing the Wilfs' "minimum net worth" must be released, but she will allow a delay so the Wilfs can pursue an appeal. A lawyer for the Wilfs said releasing the information would invade their privacy.
Stadium Chief: Vikings Stadium Share Looks SoundThe chairwoman of the public authority managing Vikings stadium construction says preliminary results of a financial review shows the team has the financial capability to cover its share.
Minn. Review Into Vikings Owner Finances Back On A spokeswoman for the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority says Wednesday the Vikings now appear to have turned over all documents needed for a due diligence review of the finances of owners Zygi and Mark Wilf.