Red, Reggie, and the Strib
Vikes sale: exhaustive Fowler coverage, but paper ignores the Big Red Rat factor
Since Reggie Fowler's bid to purchase the Vikings was accepted by Red McCombs in February, two things have been striking about the Star Tribune's coverage: how rigorously it has pursued and reported the details of Fowler's offer and his background (story links here)--and how silent it's been concerning McCombs's possible stake in accepting an offer that may not pass muster with the NFL in the end. (At issue: the size of Fowler's personal fortune, and his business relationship with a man convicted in a college basketball point-shaving case.)
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