MINNEAPOLIS - The firm representing the Minneapolis Sports Facilities Authority in the due diligence inquiry said the Minnesota Vikings are not cooperating in the investigation.
"The Vikings have stated that they have provided the MSFA with detailed financial information in our due diligence review. We have received no such information," said Peter Carter, of Dorsey & Whitney, in a news release on Friday. "The MSFA, through our attorneys, have made multiple requests for more cooperation from the Wilfs. To date they have refused to provide us with any personal financial information that our advisors need to obtain comfort that the New Jersey court case result will not impact their ability to meet their financial obligations."
Carter said that a recent meeting with U.S. Bank took place, but that Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley was not present and the assurance that the Wilfs will meet their financial responsibilities was not provided.
"The people of Minnesota deserve to know that the team can finance their part of the stadium construction budget -- without delay," Carter said in the statement.
The MSFA chair spoke with the media on Friday saying that a delay to the project looms because the Vikings are not negotiating the final details while the inquiry is ongoing.
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