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Good News From Goodell On Kevin Williams, Stadium Issues

Posted by Mike Wobschall on March 23, 2011 – 12:15 pm

NFL owners held meetings in New Orleans over the last few days and on Tuesday at the meetings NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell held a news conference. After the news conference, Twin Cities reporters caught up with Goodell and the commissioner had some good news for Vikings.

First, it appears that DT Kevin Williams, who has dropped his appeal in the StarCaps case, is not in line to be suspended once a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is ratified. At least not right away.

“I think we’ll wait until the litigation is done before we make a decision [on any potential suspensions],” Goodell told two Twin Cities reporters, via Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune and the Access Vikings blog.

Goodell was also asked about the current stadium situation in Minnesota.

“All efforts are to keep the team there,” Goodell said. “I think there’s some urgency to having the stadium addressed both in the short term and the long term. We have a short-term issue with the Dome itself, a long-term issue with getting a solution to that.”

Zulgad also points out that Goodell would be “more than happy” to travel to Minnesota to help find a resolution and also that the NFL Commissioner has been in touch with Ted Mondale, who is chair of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission.


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