Monday, February 14, 2005

Red McCombs Agrees To Sell Vikings To Reggie Fowler And Denny Hecker

Vikings owner Red McCombs has agreed to sell the team to Arizona businessman Reggie Fowler. Sources say that an announcement will come Monday. Those sources say that Fowler has signed a purchase agreement with McCombs, and they will now move forward with approval from the NFL. The deal must be approved by two-thirds of NFL owners. If it is approved, the $625-million-plus deal could be final by April 1st. Fowler would become the first minority owner of an NFL franchise. Twin Cities car dealer Denny Hecker is part of his investment team. Both Fowler and Hecker have said in the past that they plan on keeping the Vikings in Minnesota.