Matt Vensel is in his first year at the Star Tribune after covering the Ravens for the Baltimore Sun for six years. He is a Pittsburgh native and a Penn State grad. Follow him at @mattvensel.


Mark Craig has covered the NFL for 23 years, and the Vikings since 2003 for the Star Tribune. He is one of 44 Pro Football Hall of Fame selectors. Follow him at @markcraignfl.


Master Tesfatsion is the Star Tribune’s digital Vikings writer. He is a 2013 graduate of Arizona State and worked for mlb.com before arriving in Minneapolis. Follow him at @masterstrib.


Vikings issue statement on Steinbrenner

Posted by: under Vikings, Vikings off the field Updated: July 13, 2010 - 2:10 PM

Members of the Vikings ownership group were certainly familiar with Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 80.

Leonard Wilf, a member of Vikings ownership and the team's vice chairman, lives in New York City and is a limited partner in the Yankees. Leonard is a cousin of Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf, who live in in New Jersey.

The Vikings issued the following statement on Steinbrenner's passing.

"The Minnesota Vikings ownership and organization wish to extend their condolences to the George Steinbrenner family and the New York Yankees on Mr. Steinbrenner's passing earlier today. As an instrumental figure in Major League Baseball and all of professional sports, Mr. Steinbrenner helped the Yankees develop an uncompromising style in their quest for championships. Under Steinbrenner's stewardship, Major League Baseball experienced significant growth while the Yankees became a recognizable sports icon throughout the world -- the standard for both competitiveness and excellence. Most importantly, Mr. Steinbrenner's commitment to charitable giving, amateur sports and the United States Olympic Committee became staples of his consistent community outreach. The Vikings thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Steinbrenner's family and friends."

 

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