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    Vikings | Tagliabue won’t hear Foley case
    Wed, 17 May 2006 06:10:57 -0700

    Don Seeholzer, of the Pioneer Press, reports NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue won't be presiding over fired Minnesota Vikings vice president of player personnel Fran Foley's arbitration hearing against the team. Tagliabue said he hasn't paid much attention to the Foley situation. "I really don't know anything about it," said Tagliabue, who suggested that the Vikings hire a personnel executive this offseason, "other than the fact that an issue exists." NFL director of corporate communications, Brian McCarthy, said the league's first order of business in the Foley case is to settle on a time when the involved parties can meet. The Vikings fired Foley May 3, three months into a three-year contract, because of what sources have said was an abrasive personality and disagreements with staff members, including head coach Brad Childress. Before being terminated, Foley also admitted to some embellishments on his résumé.

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    Vikings | Team files their response in Foley case
    Tue, 23 May 2006 05:56:38 -0700

    Don Seeholzer, of the Pioneer Press, reports the Minnesota Vikings filed a response to former vice president of player personnel Fran Foley's request for an arbitration hearing against the club. The next step is a meeting, expected to take place within a week, to determine an arbitration hearing date. NFL special counsel Jay Moyer is expected to oversee that meeting and preside over the arbitration hearing, but NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue will decide the matter.

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    Re: Foley will sue Vikings

    Bring it on Foley.

    He lied to get the job, therefore, by deceiving the Vikings and pretending to be something he's not, and possessing experience that he did not, the Vikings (surely) had a right to fire his ass without compensation due to the manner in which he got the job under false pretences.

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    The Vikings should sue him for falsifying his résumé and make him pay back any wages he earned.

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    Vikings set up for arbitration
    BY DON SEEHOLZER
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    The dispute between the Vikings and fired vice president of player personnel Fran Foley quietly moved forward Monday when the team filed a response to Foley's request for an arbitration hearing against the club.

    Vikings vice president of operations and legal counsel Kevin Warren said a written response was filed with the NFL office before Monday's deadline but otherwise declined comment.

    Foley's attorney, Jeffrey Kessler, was traveling on business and could not be reached for comment.

    The next step is a meeting, expected to take place within a week, to determine an arbitration hearing date.

    NFL special counsel Jay Moyer is expected to oversee that meeting and preside over the arbitration hearing, but NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue will decide the matter.

    The Vikings terminated Foley on May 3, three months into a three-year contract, because of what sources have said was an abrasive personality and disagreements with several staff members, including coach Brad Childress. Before being fired, Foley also admitted to embellishments on his résumé.

    Kessler contends his client was wrongfully terminated and deserves full compensation for his $1 million-plus contract as well as "additional damages."

    Kessler began the arbitration process May 5 when he filed a complaint with the NFL office. Because Foley was terminated without a settlement, Kessler has said they will be asking for an expedited arbitration hearing.

    Kessler said he has asked that Vikings owner Zygi Wilf and team President Mark Wilf be available at the hearing in addition to Childress and Warren.

    On the road: Warren and Vikings vice president of finance Steve Poppen accompanied Zygi Wilf to today's NFL owners meeting in Denver.

    Returning an NFL team to Los Angeles and the search for a successor to the retiring Tagliabue top the agenda for the one-day meeting.

    Fresh face: The Vikings claimed Marcus Lawrence on waivers from the New York Giants. An undrafted free agent from South Carolina, the 6-foot-1, 236-pound Lawrence was signed to the Giants' practice squad Nov. 2 and appeared in one game, getting one special-teams tackle in an NFC wild-card playoff loss to Carolina.

    Briefly: Vikings wide receiver Aaron Hosack will play in World Bowl XIV on Saturday when his Frankfurt Galaxy take on the Amsterdam Admirals. Hosack, a former Gopher, finished third in NFL Europe in receptions with 36 for 473 yards and four touchdowns.
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    Vikings | Foley has a pre-hearing Thursday
    Tue, 23 May 2006 20:34:24 -0700

    Mark Craig, of the Star Tribune reports NFL special counsel Jay Moyer has scheduled a pre-arbitration conference call for Thursday, May 26, with the Minnesota Vikings and Fran Foley, the team's former vice president of player personnel. A date for the arbitration hearing could be set at that time. "The conference call is a chance for the respective attorneys to talk to the arbitrator and explain our positions," said Kevin Warren, Vikings vice president of operations and legal counsel. "Beyond that, we can't comment on the specifics of our position." Foley is being represented by Jeffrey Kessler. Foley is asking for the full amount of his contract, but the Vikings contend he doesn't deserve it because he was fired for cause.

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    Re: Foley will sue Vikings

    :roll: Here we go. More wasted court time set aside from a guy who falsified his freaking resume. Fine. The judge's decision is final, jerk.


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    Now if that were you and I, would we be able to go to arbitration for falsifying our resume'? We would be put out on the lawn and security would walk us out off of the property and told never to come back and that would be it. We should pay him $100,000 which is more than he deserves and be done with it. He only worked for 3 months for Christ's sake. Pay him and get him out of our hair. He was the wrong choice in the first place. Should have gone to Scott Studwell anyway.

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    Now if that were you and I, would we be able to go to arbitration for falsifying our resume'? We would be put out on the lawn and security would walk us out off of the property and told never to come back and that would be it. We should pay him $100,000 which is more than he deserves and be done with it. He only worked for 3 months for Christ's sake. Pay him and get him out of our hair. He was the wrong choice in the first place. Should have gone to Scott Studwell anyway.
    The same holds true for athletes.

    And if you had a union where you worked yeah, you probably would and could go to arbitration.

    It's the union that makes this possible not the NFL itself.

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    Some places don't have union access. My old job didn't. It was Japanese owned. What a suprise there. If you were to mention union, they would physically throw you out. Anyway, I believe that is what he deserves.

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