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    Foley will sue Vikings

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    Vikings dump Foley; he'll sue

    An attorney for former Vikings personnel director Fran Foley said that Foley was "wrongfully terminated" today and plans legal action in order to recoup the entire value of a three year contract believed to be worth more than $1 million.
    Foley retained Jeffrey Kessler, one of the country's preeminent sports attorneys, to make his argument. Kessler said he will begin by filing for an arbitration hearing in front of outgoing NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue.

    "The Vikings are refusing to honor his contract," Kessler said, "which we find shocking for a club who has made such a major public stance on being ethical and having a code of conduct."

    Kessler and the Vikings spent most of Tuesday attempting to negotiate a settlement, but Kessler said the Vikings made only a "token" offer. Instead, the Vikings fired Foley today, telling Kessler it was for cause and that they were not obligated to honor the contract.

    Foley acknowledged last month that he had embellished his early work history on the resume he submitted to the Vikings in January, which could be interpreted as a violation of the Vikings' code of conduct. But Kessler said owner Zygi Wilf "made it very clear after the issue surfaced that it did not affect his evaluation of Mr. Foley in any way, shape or form."

    Instead, Kessler said, Foley was fired because "of some type of internal issue created by people who did not want Mr. Foley to have the job in the first place."

    Vikings officials were not immediately available for comment.


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    Re: Foley will sue Vikings

    Kessler is gonna crap when Wilf's high-powered law firm shows up...no contest!
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    Re: Foley will sue Vikings

    If I were Zygi, I would pay 1 million dollars to have him gone.

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    Re: Foley will sue Vikings

    If anybody lied on their bio or resume they would be fired and that is what he did. Plus, he didn't handle the draft very well. Wilf will for sure take care of this!

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    Great. More negative press headed our way.

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    Re: Foley will sue Vikings

    "HandsTeam" wrote:
    Kevin Seifert, Star Tribune
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    Vikings dump Foley; he'll sue
    Foley acknowledged last month that he had embellished his early work history on the resume he submitted to the Vikings in January, which could be interpreted as a violation of the Vikings' code of conduct.
    embellish...thats the word I use when I'm caught lying to the wife LOL

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    Re: Foley will sue Vikings

    Foley gets his a$$ handed to him again, Wilf's attorneys will eat Foley's for lunch and then still be looking for more.


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    Re: Foley will sue Vikings

    This I am sure won't even be a issue. I mean it will only for the fact because the Vikings are involved, but it won't be a big deal. If Wilf does have to pay him anything, it won't be the whole contract amount. He lied to gain employment. That is illegal. Just like it says in any job application, by signing you are stating that the answers are true and correct to the best of your knowledge. He admitted that his resume was a lie.. I doubt the Vikes will have to pay him anything.

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    This should help him land another job in the NFL. :roll: What a tool.

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    Yeah he has such a great case..........

    he signed the code of conduct........

    they later found out he lied multiple times on his resume..........

    and his lawyer is dumb enough to use the word ethical?

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