Vikings Announce They Will Pay Williamson, After All
The Minnesota Vikings reversed themselves today and indicated they would pay wide receiver Troy Williamson for last week.
The Vikings previously had indicated they would withhold Williamson's weekly paycheck of more than $25,000 after he left the team following the death of his grandmother. Williamson also spent time with his brother, who'd been injured in an automobile accident, and missed three practices and a game. He rejoined the team Wednesday and might play this weekend.
Williamson indicated he would donate the check to charity to honor his grandmother.
Vikings Coach Brad Childress announced the change after consulting with franchise owner Zygi Wilf and a group of the team's veteran players.
The Vikings also released quarterback Koy Detmer today. He'd been signed during the week because of injuries to Tarvaris Jackson and Kelly Holcomb. It's still unclear which quarterback will start for the Vikings on Sunday at Green Bay, with third-stringer Brooks Bollinger also under consideration.
By Mark Maske |
November 10, 2007; 7:25 PM ET
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