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  • ROGER HEADRICK WON'T BACK DOWN AND HE WON'T GO QUIETLY

              Throwing the sale of the Vikings "into a state of
         confusion,"  team President Roger Headrick said late
         Wednesday that he had submitted a counter bid of $205M,
         topping the offer of Tom Clancy, according to Banks &
         Hartman of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE.  Headrick said that
         under the team's partnership agreement, he has the right of
         first refusal to match any offer from outside parties, and
         that any dispute over the right-of-first-refusal clauses
         would go before NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue.  Headrick:
         "They (Vikings co-owners) are screwed.  I put these guys in
         heaven and now they're licking their chops with all the
         money in Clancy's bid.  They got their money but they don't
         like me."  Headrick's co-owners "reacted in stunned
         amazement."  Co-owner Philip Maas: "Just off the top of my
         head I would say, yes, it does sound like it is within his
         right" (STAR TRIBUNE, 2/5).  In MN, Sid Hartman writes that
         Headrick "is tight" with Tagliabue and "might have some
         support in the league" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 2/5).
         Clancy: "The board has agreed to accept my bid.  That's it. 
         ... If Mr. Headrick wants to (fight the deal), he should
         have thought of that when he made his initial bid.  He had
         his chance and he blew it" (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 2/5).
    
    

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