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    Judd Zulgad and Kevin Seifert, Star Tribune S Taff W Riters
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    MANKATO - After agreeing to a financial settlement with the Vikings, former personnel director Fran Foley has resumed his public defense of an admittedly inaccurate résumé.

    Foley's attorney, Jeffrey Kessler, said Monday that eight former colleagues -- two at Rutgers, three at the Citadel, two at Colgate and a former trainer at Framingham State -- have signed sworn declarations attesting to Foley's roles at those schools. Those people, Kessler said, were prepared to testify in a now-canceled arbitration hearing that Foley's résumé accurately described the nature of his positions even if the specific titles were exaggerated.

    "We've gone back to people who worked with Fran in each of the positions that were called into question during his time at various colleges," Kessler said. "Uniformly, [we] now have testimony from people there that looked at the résumé and believe all of it was entirely accurate."

    Foley admitted in April that four job titles he originally listed on either his résumé or media biography were embellished, saying, "I acknowledge that there were inaccuracies in my bio."

    The Vikings never cited a reason for their May 1 firing of Foley, but people with knowledge of the situation have said the résumé questions and a brash management style were factors. Foley filed a grievance with the NFL seeking more than $1 million, but the sides have since agreed to terms on a confidential settlement.

    Kessler would not comment on the agreement. Kevin Warren, Vikings vice president of operations legal counsel, said he could not comment because the document has not been signed.

    "We wish him success in his future endeavors," Warren said.

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    Re: Former colleagues come to Foley's aide

    "singersp" wrote:
    [size=18px]Former colleagues come to Foley's aide[/size]

    Judd Zulgad and Kevin Seifert, Star Tribune S Taff W Riters
    Last update: August 07, 2006 – 9:27 PM


    MANKATO - After agreeing to a financial settlement with the Vikings, former personnel director Fran Foley has resumed his public defense of an admittedly inaccurate résumé.

    Foley's attorney, Jeffrey Kessler, said Monday that eight former colleagues -- two at Rutgers, three at the Citadel, two at Colgate and a former trainer at Framingham State -- have signed sworn declarations attesting to Foley's roles at those schools. Those people, Kessler said, were prepared to testify in a now-canceled arbitration hearing that Foley's résumé accurately described the nature of his positions even if the specific titles were exaggerated.

    "We've gone back to people who worked with Fran in each of the positions that were called into question during his time at various colleges," Kessler said. "Uniformly, [we] now have testimony from people there that looked at the résumé and believe all of it was entirely accurate."

    Foley admitted in April that four job titles he originally listed on either his résumé or media biography were embellished, saying, "I acknowledge that there were inaccuracies in my bio."

    The Vikings never cited a reason for their May 1 firing of Foley, but people with knowledge of the situation have said the résumé questions and a brash management style were factors. Foley filed a grievance with the NFL seeking more than $1 million, but the sides have since agreed to terms on a confidential settlement.

    Kessler would not comment on the agreement. Kevin Warren, Vikings vice president of operations legal counsel, said he could not comment because the document has not been signed.

    "We wish him success in his future endeavors," Warren said.

    Former colleagues come to Foley's aide
    I have never worried about his resume because he was an associate assistant so he could have very well been doing what he said he was. The point now is he did a crappy job.

    I think if the Vikings thought they could win a fight over his resume they would have. In my mind he was fired because he simply was not doing a good job. Which is more then enough reason.

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    Re: Former colleagues come to Foley's aide

    Nice to see that Mr. Slate, Barney Rubble, and Arnold the newsboy came to vouch for him.

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    Re: Former colleagues come to Foley's aide

    "Prophet" wrote:
    Nice to see that Mr. Slate, Barney Rubble, and Arnold the newsboy came to vouch for him.
    FYI, Arnold was killed in '72. A victim of a drive by when he was delivering papers.

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