A league source reviews a variety of Vikings issues with us, including a look back at problems from…
Player Being Investigated
* One Vikings players and at least one of his friends or associates is the target of the investigation.
* A handful of Vikings, fearing they may be implicated in some way, have obtained attorneys for the matter and have referred any questions to them.
* Mille Lacs County authorities have confirmed that neither Daunte Culpepper nor Randy Moss are being investigated.
VU publisher Bob Lurtsema was interviewed by the Star Tribune newspaper in today's edition and shed some light on how some of these type of events work, where some women will aggressively pursue players because of their celebrity status, but added that alcohol doesn't play the critical role some in the media have been portraying the event as and that the vast majority of the current and former players and fans that attend the event are there to help raise money for charities.
The investigation remains ongoing and, at this time, no players have been charged with any incidents.
* In an unrelated incident over the weekend, Vikings executive vice president Mike Kelly was charged with drunken driving about 3 a.m. Sunday after allegedly failing field sobriety tests and refusing to take a Breathalyzer test. Kelly was pulled over after being clocked at 67 miles per hour in a 45 m.p.h. zone near Grand Casino Mille Lacs.
* Former Viking Cris Carter remains mum about his future, giving a surprisingly rare "no comment" at a charity golf tournament over the weekend. VU has been told that the Dolphins may wish to keep Carter another year, especially if Oronde Gadsden makes good on his pledge to test the free agent market.
* Despite two more days of negotiations, Jeff Diamond still doesn't have a contract with the Titans and speculation continues to grow that owner Bud Adams may be looking to go in a different direction with the administrative arm of the team.
* The Lions will announce today that Steve Mariucci has been named the new head coach, signing a five-year, $25 million deal that will tie him with Steve Spurrier as the highest paid coach in the NFL.
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