He's like a kid again.
Everything will stay the same. We'll focus on planning for our long-term future.
high standards, high morals and success.
I expressed my anger and I expressed my embarrassment, my embarrassment on behalf of my family and for the people who work hard here.
If there was any sense that we would look the other way regarding this type of behavior, I want to make it extremely clear that this behavior will never be tolerated again.
I will hold everyone who is involved responsible for their own actions.
First we have to focus, as I have indicated, on the rebuilding of our team. And that is my focus as of this moment and the weeks ahead. I've worked hard to ensure that the best facility would be built for the fans and be a place where we can be proud to be fans of the Minnesota Vikings, but right now we have to focus on these important concerns.
All I can do is promise you that as the new owner, that a new start begins now in terms of discipline.
Regardless of what is found in the investigations, we will take the appropriate measures for those who were involved.
The commissioner emphasized to me that I inherited an organization that was inadequately structured and staffed, ... and that we must correct that to ensure the highest standards of team operations, including discipline, accountability, strong oversight and internal communications.
They will be held accountable and there will be ramifications. We're going to be winners and do it with class. If the players don't want in with that, I don't want them on the team.
Yes, the Vikings are privately owned.
We have a lot of work ahead of us that the prior administration, mainly financially, left.
This code of conduct will establish a new set of rules. It will allow our franchise to operate in the same fashion as my family business, one of high standards, high morals, and success.
Today marks a new day, a new era, a new season for this team. Lack of discipline will no longer be tolerated at any level. The events of the past week are unacceptable.
My response will be swift, but it'll have to be done at the appropriate time. It has to run its course.
Most importantly, I feel the team and everybody realized many people used bad judgment.
There is no easy way, or a good time, to let someone know that their contract will not be renewed. We didn't want him to twist in the wind another night.
After significant evaluation, we feel that now is the time to make a coaching change.
I learned in the real estate business when you're going after something you want, you go after it quickly, decisively and you make sure you get it. You make sure you get the person you want before the next person does.
There are many aspects of coaching that I don't claim to be an expert on, but certainly discipline is one of the criteria.
Coach Childress embodies class, character and discipline and is a great family man. He is a winner.
He embodies class, character, discipline and is a great family man. Bottom line -- Brad Childress is a winner.
The only place I would possibly consider in that context is Sioux Falls. We feel from a regional standpoint, it's really the heart of the Vikings' base, outside of Minnesota.
You can see the light in Bud's eyes when I mention playing football in the nice outdoors again.