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December 7, 1991
New England Patriots owner Victor Kiam spent much of yesterday at a law firm giving a deposition stemming from the sexual harassment lawsuit filed by sports reporter Lisa Olson.Olson, who is on leave from the Boston Herald, sued Kiam, three players and two front-office employees following an incident last year. Olson said the players approached herin the Patriots locker room and made lewd remarks and exposed themselves. The NFL fined the team and the players.* GIANTS: Linebacker Pepper Johnson let it rip after practice this week, accusing unnamed defensive teammates of not going all-out on every play this season.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | August 4, 1996
Now that Baltimore finally has the ball -- did you have trouble believing they really kicked it off last night? -- it's easy to forget the infamous 1993 expansion derby when Baltimore was stiffed not once but twice by NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue.But that doesn't mean how Tagliabue conducted the expansion process is a dead issue.It turns out a jury in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia will decide sometime in the next year -- the tentative start for the trial is July 14 -- whether Tagliabue violated antitrust laws.
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By Boston Globe | August 13, 1991
BOSTON -- Victor Kiam is facing another crisis with the New England Patriots. It could cost the beleaguered Patriots owner control of the team.The Boston Globe has learned that minority owner Fran Murray has asked Kiam to buy out Murray's 49 percent interest before Oct. 15. By contractual arrangement, made in October 1988 when Kiam and Murray purchased the team from Bill Sullivan, Kiam must answer Murray's financial call or turn over control of the team...
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Sun Staff Writer | November 18, 1994
The Washington Redskins intervened as early as 1991 to prevent Baltimore from having an NFL team, telling the owners of the New England Patriots that the Redskins "would never permit" a team to relocate here, according to a lawsuit filed this week.In his $450 million lawsuit, which could have implications for Baltimore's NFL hopes, former Patriots owner and electric razor magnate Victor Kiam alleges a complexconspiracy by the league to keep him from moving the Patriots to Baltimore or a number of other cities.
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October 11, 1991
The deadline for New England Patriots owner Victor Kiam to make a $38 million payment to buy out minority owner Fran Murray passed yesterday without resolution, leaving the ownership issue in the hands of the NFL, according to Murray.The ownership contract, signed when Kiam and Murray purchased the Patriots from founder William Sullivan three years ago, stated Kiam had until Oct. 10, 1991, to come up with the money.Murray demanded the full amount by the deadline. At the end of the business day yesterday, no payment had been made and no extension agreement had been reached, he said.
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By Vito Stellino | April 10, 1991
New England Patriots owner Victor Kiam, who is unhappy with his stadium situation, won't be coming to Baltimore this week for a meeting, Herbert J. Belgrad, chairman of the Maryland Stadium Authority, said yesterday.Kiam had said at the National Football League owners meeting in Hawaii last month that he would be meeting with Baltimore officials this week at the request of a friend."I've been told a meeting won't take place," Belgrad said. "If my sources are reliable, that's a fact. Whether or not a future meeting will take place depends on what's happening in New England."
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August 23, 1991
Victor Kiam, owner of the New England Patriots, met in May with the head of Barnett Banks and later boasted to some NFL owners that he had struck a deal to move his team toJacksonville, Fla., a newspaper reported yesterday.Sources told The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville that the meeting between Kiam and Barnett chairman Charles Rice temporarily hurt the city's changes to land an expansion team.Kiam was unavailable for comment.His team is in debt beyond the NFL limit of $35 million. At the May meeting, Kiam received permission to extend the team's debt limit an additional $10 million, according to The Boston Globe, in exchange for Kiam's agreeing to keep the team in Foxboro, Mass.
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By Vito Stellino | March 16, 1991
Herbert Belgrad, chairman of the Maryland Stadium Authority, said yesterday that he hasn't been contacted by Victor Kiam, the owner of the New England Patriots who told Massachusetts officials Thursday that he may move the team if he doesn't get a new stadium in the Boston area.Belgrad declined to comment when asked whether Kiam had contacted anyone in Baltimore.Stephen Tocco, a special assistant to Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, said Kiam met for a half-hour Thursday with Weld and Boston Mayor Raymond L. Flynn and outlined some of his options, which included moving to Rhode Island, Baltimore or one of the several cities being considered for an National Football League expansion franchise.
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March 18, 1991
The city of Baltimore still reels from the departure of its football team, the Colts, to Indianapolis seven years ago.Now it appears a National Football League owner just as controversial, in his own way, as the despised Robert Irsay may be having conversation with the city. According to published reports, New England Patriots owner Victor Kiam, he of electric razor fame and female reporter Lisa Olson shame, could be shopping his team.And Baltimore is one of the places Kiam may be shopping.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Correspondent | March 18, 1991
KONA, Hawaii -- Victor Kiam, the owner of the New England Patriots, said yesterday he plans to meet with Baltimore officials next month as a favor to a friend.Kiam, who told Massachusetts officials last week that he would move his team if he doesn't get a new stadium, said after arriving at the annual National Football League March meetings that "a friend of his" asked him to agree to a meeting."I told him I didn't want to do it. He said, 'Hey, do me a favor just meet with them,' " Kiam said.
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By Will McDonough and Will McDonough,Boston Globe | March 22, 1992
BOSTON -- It took three years for time to run out on Victor Kiam. And if things don't change dramatically in the Boston area quickly, it will take less than that for the Patriots to be playing their home games outside New England.The fact is, either a new stadium has to be built or the Patriots will be sold out of town. You can bank on it.James Busch Orthwein is simply an interim owner, as he replaces Kiam in the majority role. He moved into the picture to bail out his friend-partner Fran Murray for two years.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | March 17, 1992
PHOENIX -- Take your pick: St. Louis either has outmaneuvered Baltimore in the NFL expansion derby or has taken a step toward a financial quagmire that will hurt the St. Louis effort.The debate was taking place at the NFL's annual March meetings yesterday in the wake of James Busch Orthwein's decision to offer to buy Victor Kiam's 51 percent majority interest in the New England Patriots.Orthwein, a major stockholder in Anheuser-Busch Companies and the money man behind St. Louis' expansion drive, said he wants to own the team on an interim basis before he sells the Patriots and returns to the St. Louis effort.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | March 5, 1992
The negotiations between Victor Kiam, owner of the New England Patriots, and Florida businessman Malcolm Glazer were off and then on again yesterday.After minority owner Fran Murray said that the two sides "would not be able to make a deal," a source familiar with the talks said that Glazer still was willing to have more discussions with Kiam about buying the financially troubled team.The problem is that the Patriots are in such bad shape that Glazer -- who heads one of three ownership groups seeking a Baltimore NFL franchise -- has to decide whether his desire to obtain an NFL team overrides financial considerations.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | March 5, 1992
The negotiations between Victor Kiam, owner of the New England Patriots, and Florida businessman Malcolm Glazer were off and then on again yesterday.After minority owner Fran Murray said that the two sides "would not be able to make a deal," a source familiar with the talks said that Glazer still was willing to have more discussions with Kiam about buying the financially troubled team.The problem is that the Patriots are in such bad shape that Glazer -- who heads one of three ownership groups seeking a Baltimore NFL franchise -- has to decide whether his desire to obtain an NFL team overrides financial considerations.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | March 4, 1992
Malcolm Glazer may not be buying the New England Patriots after all.Fran Murray, the minority owner of the Patriots, said today that majority owner Victor Kiam has not been able to make a deal to sell the team to Mr. Glazer, a Florida businessman who heads one of the three groups that filed an application for an National Football League expansion team for Baltimore.The Patriots will likely be taken over by the NFL."I got an indication from Victor that they would not able to make a deal. I know they both tried and were simply unable at this point to find a common ground," said Mr. Murray, who had not participated in the negotiations.
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December 7, 1991
New England Patriots owner Victor Kiam spent much of yesterday at a law firm giving a deposition stemming from the sexual harassment lawsuit filed by sports reporter Lisa Olson.Olson, who is on leave from the Boston Herald, sued Kiam, three players and two front-office employees following an incident last year. Olson said the players approached herin the Patriots locker room and made lewd remarks and exposed themselves. The NFL fined the team and the players.* GIANTS: Linebacker Pepper Johnson let it rip after practice this week, accusing unnamed defensive teammates of not going all-out on every play this season.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Sun Staff Writer | November 18, 1994
The Washington Redskins intervened as early as 1991 to prevent Baltimore from having an NFL team, telling the owners of the New England Patriots that the Redskins "would never permit" a team to relocate here, according to a lawsuit filed this week.In his $450 million lawsuit, which could have implications for Baltimore's NFL hopes, former Patriots owner and electric razor magnate Victor Kiam alleges a complexconspiracy by the league to keep him from moving the Patriots to Baltimore or a number of other cities.
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October 12, 1991
Efforts continued yesterday toward resolving the confused ownership of the New England Patriots after Fran Murray rejected Victor Kiam's bid for a 30-day extension to buy out his minority partner.The deadline for Kiam, who owns 51 percent of the team, to make a $38 million payment to buy out Murray passed without resolution Thursday. But a spokesman for the NFL said discussions were continuing, mainly by telephone.* REDSKINS: Washington may activate tight end Don Warren today for tomorrow's game.
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November 13, 1991
As the Washington Redskins have piled up each victory in their 10-0 start, coach Joe Gibbs has stressed after each game that the team hasn't won anything yet.That will change Sunday if Washington beats the Pittsburgh Steelers to go 11-0.A victory would enable them to clinch a wild-card playoff spot, the NFL announced yesterday. They would become the first team since the 1985 Chicago Bears to clinch a playoff spot after the 11th game. The Bears started 12-0.* PATRIOTS: Hopes of keeping the team ownership dispute out of court failed when a bank sued co-owners Victor Kiam and Fran Murray.
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By VITO STELLINO | October 20, 1991
Move over, Al Davis and Mike Lynn.Make room for Fran Murray.Murray is the latest wheeler-dealer on the threshold of getting control of an NFL franchise by using more wits than money.Davis got control of the Los Angeles Raiders and Lynn got control of the Minnesota Vikings -- although he's now involved in a court fight over it -- after being hired by the clubs and then maneuvering to the top in boardroom battles.Murray is on the verge of getting control of the New England Patriots without buying majority interest.
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