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Vikings' Tice target of Super Bowl scalping probe

Discussion in 'Professional Football' started by OSUBasketballJunkie, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    CNNSI.COM

    Mike Tice never fails to amaze me, he is like that uncle who is constantly doing the wrong things and everyone still loves him. What a moron if these allegations are true.
     
  2. LightningRod

    LightningRod Senior

    I wonder who has it in for Tice? According to this story, the practice has been going on for years and was allegedly orchestrated in Minn by Tice when he was an assistant coach. Why didn't the NFL wait for another 10 years? Why now? Did it have something to do with the pending sale of the team? Or the trade of Moss?
     
  3. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    :slappy:

    'I made a mistake'
    Tice admits scalping Super Bowl tickets this season
    Posted: Thursday March 10, 2005 9:37PM; Updated: Thursday March 10, 2005 10:02PM


    By Don Banks, SI.com

    Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice acknowledged to NFL security investigators on Tuesday that he scalped part of his personal allotment of 12 tickets to last month's Super Bowl, a violation of league rules that could result in him being fined or otherwise punished by NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue.

    "I probably shouldn't have sold my tickets,'' Tice told SI.com on Thursday. "I made a mistake. I regret it. I'll never do it again. I'm going to be in trouble. I'll probably get slapped with a big fine."

    The revelation that Tice admitted scalping some of his own Super Bowl tickets comes two days after SI.com first reported that he is being investigated by the NFL for allegedly heading and profiting from a Super Bowl ticket-scalping operation within the Vikings organization.

    Two investigators from the league's security staff were in the Twin Cities on Tuesday to question Tice and Vikings running backs coach Dean Dalton about the alleged ticket scalping. In a reported five-hour meeting with the investigators in Tice's office, the head coach admitted he scalped some of the Super Bowl tickets he obtained this year, but denied approaching any Vikings players about scalping their tickets. A Vikings source said Tice maintains that Dalton was the intermediary who dealt directly with the players and the person who purchased their tickets for a California ticket agency.

    "I sold some of my tickets this year,'' Tice said. "I did. I told the league that and I told [team owner] Red McCombs that. I'm not going to lie. But if I'm going to be thrown out this year for selling tickets, then I'm a scapegoat. If I'm guilty of anything, I'm guilty of selling some of my tickets. I am not guilty of buying any player tickets since I've been made the head coach [in January 2002].''

    Tice has also acknowledged that he scalped Super Bowl tickets as a Vikings assistant coach from 1996-2001, and that he told his assistants this year it was all right for them to sell their Super Bowl tickets to a California ticket agency that he has long dealt with.

    Tice acknowledged purchasing 12 Super Bowl tickets from the NFL this year, but he said he did not scalp his entire allotment. Each NFL player and assistant coach has the right to purchase up to two Super Bowl tickets at face value, which this year was $500 and $600 depending on the location of the seat.

    According to club sources who have said that Tice was the point man for the scalping operation within the Vikings organization, and has been for years, the tickets scalped by Tice and Dalton this year brought $1,900 each -- a profit of at least $1,300.

    The NFL requires all players, coaches, and club personnel who buy Super Bowl tickets to sign a release stating they will not re-sell them at a profit. Asked if Tice's admission to league investigators that he scalped Super Bowl tickets this year ensures that he faces at least a league fine, NFL vice president of public relations Greg Aiello said, "It'll be up to the commissioner to decide a penalty.''

    "But scalping any Super Bowl tickets is a violation of NFL policy,'' Aeillo added, noting that the league has both fined offenders in the past and asked clubs to terminate those employees scalping Super Bowl tickets.

    Tice said he has been asked not to speak about the ongoing investigation by both his attorney and McCombs. The Vikings owner issued a statement of support for Tice on Wednesday.

    "I answered all the questions that the league asked me honestly in the meeting on Tuesday," Tice said. "Anything from that meeting has to come from the league.''

    Dalton also appears to be in line for some kind of punishment from the NFL, and a source with knowledge of the investigation said Dalton acknowledged a role in facilitating the scalping of the players' tickets.

    "Dean is going to be the one taking the fall,'' said a former Vikings player from the 2003 team. "Tice was running it all, but he worked it through Dean so it didn't get traced directly to him.''

    Tice told SI.com that he in the past introduced Dalton to a representative of the California ticket agency that purchased Tice's Super Bowl tickets this year.
     
  4. Alan

    Alan Banned

    "I wonder who has it in for Tice? According to this story, the practice has been going on for years and was allegedly orchestrated in Minn by Tice when he was an assistant coach. Why didn't the NFL wait for another 10 years? Why now? Did it have something to do with the pending sale of the team? Or the trade of Moss?"


    My initial reaction is that the new owner is trying to bring in his own guy as soon as possible.....he dumps moss and now he is trying to dump tice.....
     
  5. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    Alan, that was my initial impression also. It is apparant that the new owner wants his people in there and doesnt want any of this kind of "stuff" happening with his organization.

    I don't really care for Tice anyways. :roll2:
     
  6. gost8

    gost8 Living and loving life

    I heard on the Dan Patrick Show yesterday that Reggie Fowler didn't attend some meeting he was supposed to be at and now his approval for buying the team won't come up again until May. That is really late to fire a head coach. They also said that they thought the sale of the Vikings to Fowler might be in jeopardy all together. He didn't give any reason why except that is what Mort said. There are several other interested parties if Fowler's acquisition is not approved in May.
     
  7. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    Moss is the one that let out the story on Tice. It's been quoted that it was a player that broke the story.... sounds like Moss has an axe to grind with Tice. The current owner came out and said that he almost fired Tice last year in the hope that it would get Moss more focused on playing the game... instead of doing that he traded Moss. Tice is a big sack of shit and deserves whatever he gets.
     
  8. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    I don't know either one of them well enough to say for sure, but if Randy Moss hates you then your probably a pretty good person. He is a tool amongst tools.
     
  9. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    Tice is NOT a good person... for anyone that doesn't remember he played a part in the death of Korey Stringer. He was the OLine coach and was one of the many people who failed Korey and his family on that day. The guy is a joke and like I said he deserves anything bad that happens to him.
     
  10. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    I had forgotten his role in the Korey Stringer death to tell the truth. My bad.
     
  11. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    Jax... no problem. He was the one that neglected Kory and told the trainers not to worry about him that he would be fine after he rested. Once he's fired from the Viqueens I hope he is never part of the NFL or anything to do with football ever again in any capacity.
     
  12. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Uh, sure. Korey wasn't an adult capable of making his own decisions. Korey has nobody to blame but fate, bad luck, and himself.
     
  13. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    Tibor... I'm not gonna play these games with you so don't even try. Asshole.
     
  14. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    That's good. Don't even try to cast an out of shape athlete as a victim.
     
  15. Alan

    Alan Banned

    Tibor....did you ever play a high level of athletics (or any)? If not, then shut up.....
     

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