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MINNEAPOLIS -- Want to find out how much the Vikings' owners are worth? You might get your chance soon.
In a New Jersey court hearing on Monday, Judge Deanne Wilson said the Wilf family's net worth must be disclosed to the public as she calculates the damages they must pay in a 21-year-old lawsuit, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.
Wilson did, however, delay the release of the figures so the Wilfs could pursue an appeal against her ruling.
The plaintiffs in the case -- business partners whom Wilson ruled the Wilfs defrauded -- said the net worth figure is an important part of the case so it becomes clear the damages were more than a simple business cost. "It has to have a sting," said Alan Lebensfeld, lead attorney for the plaintiffs.
But Wilson hinted again on Monday that the Wilfs have plenty of money to cover whatever expenses -- like lawsuits or stadium contributions -- might come their way.
"The difference between the Wilfs’ net worth and anything I could award is so vast,” the judge said, according to the Star-Ledger.
Here are today's other Vikings stories of note:
We looked at the problems the Vikings had defending the Lions' screen passes on Sunday and whether that spells trouble this weekend against the Bears. We also discussed why Cordarrelle Patterson's role was so small in the opening loss.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler wished offensive tackle J'Marcus Webb well in Minnesota, our Michael C. Wright writes.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier might have to drop his long-standing support of quarterback Christian Ponder if Ponder continues to struggle, writes Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
The Vikings' offensive line needs more consistency after a ragged preseason and a disappointing debut, according to Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Jerome Felton is anxious to return from his three-game suspension, Murphy writes.
Derek Wetmore of 1500ESPN.com recalled Trent Dilfer's post-draft criticism of Ponder in 2011.