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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