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Say goodbye: Contract dispute splits mascot Ragnar, Vikings

By apnews@1500espn.com

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have faced plenty of worthy adversaries in contract negotiations over the years. It should come as no surprise that Ragnar the Viking was one of the most ferocious.

The Vikings announced on Monday that they have not been able to reach a new contract agreement with Joe Juranitch, the man who played Ragnar for the last 21 years and was looking for quite a raise to pillage the team’s home games and strike fear into the hearts of their opponents while growling at them atop his purple motorcycle.

Ragnar was…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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