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    Fed-Ex dumps Daunte

    Didn't see this one posted yet...if so, my apologies.

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    Fed-Ex Drops Off Daunte
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    VikingUpdate.com Dec 23, 2005

    The first financial fallout of the October boat scandal has come back to bite Daunte Culpepper as Federal Express has dumped Culpepper from one of its promotional campaigns.

    The fallout of the Vikings boat scandal hit Daunte Culpepper in his wallet -- as Federal Express announced that it is discontinuing ads containing Culpepper from future airing.

    While Culpepper maintains his innocence, this is another sign that the scandal has had national and international implications. On a recent morning radio show, an e-mail was read from a listener in London, who stated the boat scandal has been the butt of jokes as far away as England.

    Culpepper had positioned himself to be not only the face of the franchise, but a marketing spokesman as well. This could be the first sign that, until he is either found not guilty in court or has the charges dropped, Culpepper's cache as a spokesman for companies will be greatly diminished if not destroyed.


    From ESPN:

    Friday, December 23, 2005
    Culpepper spot pullled in wake of 'love boat' charges

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    Associated Press

    MINNEAPOLIS -- FedEx Corp. was pulling a television ad with Daunte Culpepper because the Minnesota Vikings quarterback was charged in the team's boat party scandal, according to published reports.


    "Upon learning of the criminal charges, we pulled [the ad] immediately," FedEx spokesman Ryan Furby told the Star Tribune for a story on Friday. "That was the only deal we had with him. There is no ongoing relationship."


    On Friday, a message left with Furby was not returned and FedEx referred questions about the matter to spokeswoman Carla Boyd, who refused to discuss Furby's comment or confirm that the ad was pulled.


    "FedEx considers a variety of factors in determining which advertising spots will run at a given time," she told The Associated Press.


    Culpepper's agent, Mason Ashe, said Friday he was surprised when he first heard the news, and that he received no official word from the company.


    "I'm not sure that he's been dropped," Ashe said. "My understanding is that his commercial has been used on and off as a normal rotation."


    Ashe said he thought Culpepper and FedEx had a good relationship, and said he thought Furby's reaction was "a premature conclusion because there is no evidence."


    Prosecutors charged him on Dec. 15 with three misdemeanors alleging disorderly and lewd behavior. Three other Vikings were also charged.


    Culpepper's attorney, Earl Gray, did not return a phone message left Friday by The Associated Press. Gray has said his client is innocent and will fight the charges.


    Culpepper is recovering from knee surgery after a season-ending injury Oct. 30 in a 38-13 loss at Carolina.
    Even babies know the difference.

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    Re: Fed-Ex dumps Daunte

    "kramer9guy" wrote:
    Didn't see this one posted yet...if so, my apologies.

    From Viking Update:

    Fed-Ex Drops Off Daunte
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    Viking Update Staff
    VikingUpdate.com Dec 23, 2005

    The first financial fallout of the October boat scandal has come back to bite Daunte Culpepper as Federal Express has dumped Culpepper from one of its promotional campaigns.

    The fallout of the Vikings boat scandal hit Daunte Culpepper in his wallet -- as Federal Express announced that it is discontinuing ads containing Culpepper from future airing.

    While Culpepper maintains his innocence, this is another sign that the scandal has had national and international implications. On a recent morning radio show, an e-mail was read from a listener in London, who stated the boat scandal has been the butt of jokes as far away as England.

    Culpepper had positioned himself to be not only the face of the franchise, but a marketing spokesman as well. This could be the first sign that, until he is either found not guilty in court or has the charges dropped, Culpepper's cache as a spokesman for companies will be greatly diminished if not destroyed.


    From ESPN:

    Friday, December 23, 2005
    Culpepper spot pullled in wake of 'love boat' charges

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    Associated Press

    MINNEAPOLIS -- FedEx Corp. was pulling a television ad with Daunte Culpepper because the Minnesota Vikings quarterback was charged in the team's boat party scandal, according to published reports.


    "Upon learning of the criminal charges, we pulled [the ad] immediately," FedEx spokesman Ryan Furby told the Star Tribune for a story on Friday. "That was the only deal we had with him. There is no ongoing relationship."


    On Friday, a message left with Furby was not returned and FedEx referred questions about the matter to spokeswoman Carla Boyd, who refused to discuss Furby's comment or confirm that the ad was pulled.


    "FedEx considers a variety of factors in determining which advertising spots will run at a given time," she told The Associated Press.


    Culpepper's agent, Mason Ashe, said Friday he was surprised when he first heard the news, and that he received no official word from the company.


    "I'm not sure that he's been dropped," Ashe said. "My understanding is that his commercial has been used on and off as a normal rotation."


    Ashe said he thought Culpepper and FedEx had a good relationship, and said he thought Furby's reaction was "a premature conclusion because there is no evidence."


    Prosecutors charged him on Dec. 15 with three misdemeanors alleging disorderly and lewd behavior. Three other Vikings were also charged.


    Culpepper's attorney, Earl Gray, did not return a phone message left Friday by The Associated Press. Gray has said his client is innocent and will fight the charges.


    Culpepper is recovering from knee surgery after a season-ending injury Oct. 30 in a 38-13 loss at Carolina.
    Hopefully the Vikings will be the next one to dump this loser. The Vikings traded Moss for being a "distraction" and then made Culpooper their "LEADER" and gave him a big raise in pay. Since then Culturnover has done nothing but disappoint and become a bigger "distraction" than Moss ever was. Get rid of this cancer NOW!!!!!!

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    Re: Fed-Ex dumps Daunte

    That commercial was one of the worst ones I had ever seen in my life. Not just the Culpepper one either, they all were horrible. :lol: I bet FedEx is just using the boat scandel to get rid of their terrible commericals

    Thanks Josdin

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    Re: Fed-Ex dumps Daunte

    No biggie, those commercials were kind of corny to begin with. Even the one with Bettis.

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    Yeah, I have to admit, the commercial itself was pretty lame.

    Additionally, I've always been surprised that Daunte didn't get more national endorsements. But, after his horrible season, major injury and the love boat charges, he probably won't be getting any major endorsements any time soon.

    Whatever happens in the end, I wish him the best.
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    Re: Fed-Ex dumps Daunte

    What gives 2 craps?

    Pep is a QB, not a actor wannabe like Jim Brown.

    I never use Fed-Ex anyways.

    I'll make sure a heave a snowball at the next Fed-Ex truck I see. :grin:

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    Re: Fed-Ex dumps Daunte

    "mvikes84" wrote:
    "kramer9guy" wrote:
    Didn't see this one posted yet...if so, my apologies.

    From Viking Update:

    Fed-Ex Drops Off Daunte
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    Viking Update Staff
    VikingUpdate.com Dec 23, 2005

    The first financial fallout of the October boat scandal has come back to bite Daunte Culpepper as Federal Express has dumped Culpepper from one of its promotional campaigns.

    The fallout of the Vikings boat scandal hit Daunte Culpepper in his wallet -- as Federal Express announced that it is discontinuing ads containing Culpepper from future airing.

    While Culpepper maintains his innocence, this is another sign that the scandal has had national and international implications. On a recent morning radio show, an e-mail was read from a listener in London, who stated the boat scandal has been the butt of jokes as far away as England.

    Culpepper had positioned himself to be not only the face of the franchise, but a marketing spokesman as well. This could be the first sign that, until he is either found not guilty in court or has the charges dropped, Culpepper's cache as a spokesman for companies will be greatly diminished if not destroyed.


    From ESPN:

    Friday, December 23, 2005
    Culpepper spot pullled in wake of 'love boat' charges

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Associated Press

    MINNEAPOLIS -- FedEx Corp. was pulling a television ad with Daunte Culpepper because the Minnesota Vikings quarterback was charged in the team's boat party scandal, according to published reports.


    "Upon learning of the criminal charges, we pulled [the ad] immediately," FedEx spokesman Ryan Furby told the Star Tribune for a story on Friday. "That was the only deal we had with him. There is no ongoing relationship."


    On Friday, a message left with Furby was not returned and FedEx referred questions about the matter to spokeswoman Carla Boyd, who refused to discuss Furby's comment or confirm that the ad was pulled.


    "FedEx considers a variety of factors in determining which advertising spots will run at a given time," she told The Associated Press.


    Culpepper's agent, Mason Ashe, said Friday he was surprised when he first heard the news, and that he received no official word from the company.


    "I'm not sure that he's been dropped," Ashe said. "My understanding is that his commercial has been used on and off as a normal rotation."


    Ashe said he thought Culpepper and FedEx had a good relationship, and said he thought Furby's reaction was "a premature conclusion because there is no evidence."


    Prosecutors charged him on Dec. 15 with three misdemeanors alleging disorderly and lewd behavior. Three other Vikings were also charged.


    Culpepper's attorney, Earl Gray, did not return a phone message left Friday by The Associated Press. Gray has said his client is innocent and will fight the charges.


    Culpepper is recovering from knee surgery after a season-ending injury Oct. 30 in a 38-13 loss at Carolina.
    Hopefully the Vikings will be the next one to dump this loser. The Vikings traded Moss for being a "distraction" and then made Culpooper their "LEADER" and gave him a big raise in pay. Since then Culturnover has done nothing but disappoint and become a bigger "distraction" than Moss ever was. Get rid of this cancer NOW!!!!!!
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    dam, you smokin CRACK!!! why get rid of him? cause he had a few good games and was strugglin a little tryin be a pocket passer? if you want to get rid of all players who played poorly some games, we would probably have all new personnel by now. lay of the pipe dogg

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    Re: Fed-Ex dumps Daunte

    Lets not get carried away with any of these trade daunte posts.

    [size=18px]Whatever happend to innocent till proven guilty?[/size]

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    Re: Fed-Ex dumps Daunte

    Considering he's a married man, I would think so.

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    Re: Fed-Ex dumps Daunte

    The folks at Humongous Entertainment aren't too happy with Culpepper either.

    http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/sports/13454341.htm

    Kids video game features Vikes QB
    By John RyanMercury News

    Q: What do Santa's lap and a lap dance have in common?
    A: Daunte Culpepper! (Allegedly!)

    Last spring, it didn't look like a bad idea. Humongous Entertainment -- for the record, that's a kids' video-game company, not the Vikings' exclusive party planner -- signed the quarterback to endorse Backyard Football 2006, a video game in which NFL players are drawn as cartoon kids. But now that it's sitting on holiday gift shelves, marketed to ages 7 and up and rated E for Everyone, it's a little ironic. (However, it does caution that there's ``comic mischief,' which can be interpreted pretty widely when you think about it.)

    The cover features a drawing of young Daunte -- who, according to police, was busy playing Santa with a certain woman on a certain boat on a certain night in October. He denies the charges. OK, but we're still not giving him the water-skiing endorsement next year.
    Settle down, parents. The league champion doesn't get a simulated boat cruise.

    In an e-mail response to Buzz's inquiry, the company wrote that the game went on the market in September, and it issued the following statement:

    ``We based our decision to feature Daunte Culpepper as the Backyard Football 2006 cover athlete on his winning attitude and exemplary behavior on and off the football field including his generous support for charity (Culpepper received the prestigious 2005 JB Award for Loyalty as well as the NFL Extra Effort Award in 2003 for his work with the African American Adoption Agency). Throughout his career, Culpepper has proved himself as a role model for children as well as other players.

    ``While we are disappointed in the legal issues involving Culpepper, no decisions will be made regarding changes to the Backyard Football 2006 packaging art until the situation is resolved.'

    Darn. We forgot to ask one follow-up question:

    Does the game include a Shirts vs. Skins mode?

    Contact John Ryan at [email protected] or (408) 920-5266.
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