Vikings Say They're Not Talking L.A.

A Minnesota Vikings official says the franchise is not in active discussions about relocating to Los Angeles.

Lester Bagley, the Vikings' vice president of public affairs and stadium development, was quoted in Minneapolis-area newspapers in today's editions as saying that franchise owner Zygi Wilf had spurned overtures to speak to Ed Roski, the developer who is attempting to secure an NFL team for Los Angeles.

"They have knocked on our door, but we have declined," Bagley told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "We have not had a meeting or discussion with Roski. All of our updates have come through the league. Our intention is to resolve the issue in Minnesota, but clearly they are out proactively seeking a team and they are the ones that listed the seven teams."

The St. Paul Pioneer Press published identical comments by Bagley.

According to reports, Roski previously identified the Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers as candidates to be moved to Los Angeles.

By Mark Maske |  August 29, 2008; 1:44 PM ET  | Category:  Los Angeles , Vikings
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