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Zulgad: As Vikings owners, the Wilfs are culpable for this mess, too

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

Leslie Frazier likely will be fired as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings on Monday.

Reports that Frazier would be gone after three-plus seasons began to surface a few weeks back and Fox’s Jay Glazer added Sunday that the firing is a done deal.

That means the Vikings will be looking […]

Wilfs face $15 million in legal fees from New Jersey fraud case

By Mike Florio

With Vikings owner Zygi and Mark Wilf already facing $84.5 million in liability arising from a New Jersey fraud lawsuit, the total expense could now be exceeding $100 million. According to Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, an arbitrator has decided that the Wilfs should pay more than $15 […]

Wilfs ordered to pay at least $84 million

By Mike Florio

Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf will get their new stadium. But they’ll also potentially be writing a huge check for something other than concrete or bricks or mortar or FieldTurf.

According to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, the Wilfs have been ordered to pay at least $84 million in a fraud […]

MSFA Chair Defends Review On Wilfs

By Jonathon Sharp

INNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Michelle Kelm-Helgen, the chair of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Authority, says it’s important the review was done.

“It definitely was important,” she said. “It did identify, just a very thorough examination the information and potential risks and how we will mitigate those risks if they come to pass which […]

MSFA Rules That Wilfs Have The “financial Capability” To Move Forward With Stadium Project.

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – In a closed door meeting Wednesday morning, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority continued their due diligence process as the assess the current financial status of the owners of the Minnesota Vikings, the Wilf Family.

On August 6th, 2013 the […]

Mackey: If stadium project is delayed, blame everyone but Zygi Wilf

by Phil Mackey 1500ESPN.com

This column is in response to my dear co-host Patrick Reusse, who earlier this week said the potential Vikings stadium snafu is 100% Zygi Wilf’s fault. The following message was not approved by Zygi Wilf.

On Tuesday, the Star Tribune reported that Minnesota Vikings owners Mark and Zygi Wilf agreed […]

P.J.R.: Blaming Dayton and Legislature for stadium mess is absurd

Richard Pryor was doing a routine based on his visit to a state prison. He talked about meeting a fellow named LeRoy, who had been found guilty of multiple murders.

Richard asked LeRoy the reason for having killed an entire family, and LeRoy’s response was: “They wuz home.”

Pryor’s account of LeRoy comes to mind […]

Esme’s Blog: Trouble In Vikings Country

By Cole Premo

(credit: Adam Bettcher /Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The stadium deal that most of us thought was a done deal in May is unraveling at the midnight hour over fallout from a New Jersey Judge’s findings that the Minnesota Vikings owners are guilty of civil fraud.

Now, Zygi and Mark Wilf are […]

Vikings Unexpectedly Break Off Stadium Negotiations

By Jonathon Sharp

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – The 2016 opening of the new Vikings stadium could be in jeopardy. The team unexpectedly broke off negotiations with the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA).

The Vikings say they want to wait until an investigation into the team owners’ finances is complete.

Earlier this month, […]

Vikings stadium hits snags, but team remains 'on time and on budget'

The Vikings issued a statement today on the team’s website to reassure fans that construction on the team’s new stadium continues to move forward.

The team has paused negotiations on the lease agreement and the project’s development agreement for the new stadium, set to open in July 2016.

Here’s an excerpt from the post, written […]