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    Vikings ready to dismiss Foley

    Player personnel vice president's rocky tenure could end soon
    Kevin Seifert, Star Tribune

    The Vikings were attempting this afternoon to negotiate a contract settlement with personnel director Fran Foley in a move that would end Foley's rocky tenure with the team, according to three NFL sources with knowledge of the situation.
    The circumstances leading to the decision were not immediately clear, and it was possible Foley could remain with the team if the sides are unable to settle the terms of a three-year contract he signed Jan. 21. Without question, however, the Vikings are seeking to part ways with Foley two days after he presided over the NFL draft and three months after he was hired to be part of owner Zygi Wilf's three-pronged leadership team, along with coach Brad Childress and vice president for football operations Rob Brzezinski.

    Wilf did not return phone calls. Lester Bagley, vice president of public affairs and stadium development, declined comment on the situation when reached by phone Tuesday afternoon.

    On April 21, Foley admitted that he had mischaracterized, on four occasions, his early work history on the résumé he submitted to the Vikings prior to his interview with team officials in January. Foley also exaggerated the extent of his college playing career at Framingham State College, asserting that he had played four seasons when in fact he had played only two.

    Foley's logical replacement would be Scott Studwell, director of college scouting. Studwell was passed over for the job Foley eventually received, but is said to be content with his current job.

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    Re: Vikings ready to dismiss Foley

    Fran [size=24px]FRIGGIN'[/size] Foley !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    See ya, Don't let the DOOR hit ya in the A$$ !!!! Or your 4th chin ... never did like this guy coming and certainly dont like him on the way out ... have a nice future !!!!

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    Re: Vikings ready to dismiss Foley

    get rid of this guy! I do not like him and he deserves the same fate as Leary if not worse

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    Re: Vikings ready to dismiss Foley

    So....what did he do to get on Wilf's bad side?

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    Re: Vikings ready to dismiss Foley

    Odd....

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    Re: Vikings ready to dismiss Foley

    Well, what has he done wrong? In about a month he's lied about his playing career, pissed off the coaches, and overplayed for a backup caliber linebacker. Wow.

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    Re: Vikings ready to dismiss Foley

    The job will probably given to studwell, who should of had it in the first place
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    Re: Vikings ready to dismiss Foley

    I believe Foley was at the top of the triangle, meaning all his decisions over rule Childress' & Brzezinski's.

    He probably had the final say in some draft day decisions that didn't sit well with the other two.

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    Re: Vikings ready to dismiss Foley

    I think it all had to do with the resume rather than draft day decisions. Either way I am happy he will be gone because STUDwell will replace him!
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    Re: Vikings ready to dismiss Foley

    "viks_fan21" wrote:
    Well, what has he done wrong? In about a month he's lied about his playing career, pissed off the coaches, and overplayed for a backup caliber linebacker. Wow.
    I didnt know he pissed off the coaches...
    O and doesnt Rob Brzezinski do the contract negotiations?

    "On April 21, Foley admitted that he had mischaracterized, on four occasions, his early work history on the résumé he submitted to the Vikings prior to his interview with team officials in January. Foley also exaggerated the extent of his college playing career at Framingham State College, asserting that he had played four seasons when in fact he had played only two."

    ..I'll give you that one. Thats understandable.

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