A great miscarriage of justice has been avoided. The Minnesota Vikings, charged with that most heinous crime of NFL tampering, have been declared innocent of such vile accusations.
(”No hard feelings?“)
Judd Zulgad of the MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE happily announces the wonderful news to the gridiron supporters of the Twin Cities squad.
‘Twas only a few weeks ago that the Green Bay Packers accused the Vikings of tampering, as their retired-then-unretired star QB Brett Favre phoned up good friend Darrell Bevell - who also happens to be the Vikes’ offensive coordinator.
However, commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Monday that although Favre & Bevell did have a nice chat, “None of those conversations suggest that Favre was soliciting a job or that other teams were soliciting his services.”
It may have also hurt the Pack’s case that they were talking to the Vikings themselves about taking the QB off their hands.
But it’s good news for the Monsters of the Metrodome. Roger’s ruling means no lost draft picks, no $500,000 fine, and no mockery from the East Coast sports media.