TAGLIABUE WARNS VIKINGS NOT TO PUSH ROGER OVER AND OUT
NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue ruled that Vikings
President Roger Headrick "cannot be fired ... while the sale
of the team to author Tom Clancy is pending and under the
review process," according to Don Banks of the Minneapolis
STAR TRIBUNE. But some of the Vikings' board members "are
intent on challenging Tagliabue's jurisdiction in the
matter, claiming the board is within its right as a
corporation" to name its CEO. Vikings co-Owner Wheelock
Whitney, on Headrick: "He's the boss, until further notice.
But his presence continues to remain a concern to us."
Banks wrote that the board is looking to replace Headrick
"because it would prevent him from remaining in power should
the sale to Clancy "collapse" (STAR TRIBUNE, 3/21).