In a court affidavit released yesterday in New Jersey, Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says making his net worth public will pose a “serious threat” to him and his family. The “Star Tribune” reports Wilf also warns “malicious individuals” could target his family and 18-year-old daughter for physical attack and extortion. The affidavit is Wilf’s response to a New Jersey judge’s ruling that the family’s net worth be made public as part of a lawsuit over real estate transactions. Wilf also says disclosure might impact his business dealings as owner of the Vikings and could give competitors information that could be used against him in future dealings. Governor Dayton said Monday he understands why the Wilfs aren’t in favor of disclosing their net worth, but added “transparency is generally in the public interest” and he’s glad the judge made the determination.
Vikings Make Minor Moves
The Vikings have made some minor roster moves as they prepare for their Week Two matchup at Chicago. The team signed running back Joe Banyard to the practice squad and released defensive end Tristan Okpalaugo and running back Bradley Randle. Banyard had 13 carries for 61 yards and a touchdown in four preseason games with Minnesota this year. The Vikes are set to hit the practice field later today at Winter Park
Bears Start Preps For Vikings
The Bears hit the practice field at Halas Hall today to prepare for this Sunday’s home game against the division-rival Minnesota Vikings. Chicago got the season off on the right foot with a 24-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. The Vikes will come in at 0-and-1 after a loss to the Detroit Lions. Last season the Bears and Vikings split the season series, with Chicago winning 28-10 at home.