Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen confirmed he has offered a head-coaching contract to Mike Shanahan and said he was hopeful of finalizing the agreement today.
Shanahan, the San Francisco 49ers’ offensive coordinator, met with Bowlen for 2 hours just after midnight in Miami following the 49ers’ 49-26 win over San Diego in the Super Bowl.
“I think we made some significant progress on what Mike would like to see in a contract and what I was prepared to do,” Bowlen said Monday from Broncos headquarters. “Of course, nothing has been finalized yet. He was going to meet with Philadelphia this morning, and he has gone back to San Francisco to participate in the (49ers’) victory parade.
Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green’s job is secure, despite allegations he and an assistant sexually harassed women.
Vikings president Roger Headrick told ESPN in an interview aired Sunday that Green’s job is “absolutely not” in jeopardy following the media reports, which Headrick said contained many inaccuracies.
The Star Tribune, Saint Paul Pioneer Press and KSTP-TV reported during the weekend that Green and assistant Richard Solomon were named in a 1993 affidavit just made public by a fired Vikings employee. The Star Tribune reported the Vikings paid $150,000 to settle a sexual harassment claim involving Solomon.
The bank that serves the NFL, the NationsBank in North Carolina, has tentatively agreed to finance a new $200 million stadium for the Los Angeles Raiders at Hollywood Park.
Massachusetts Gov. William Weld said he will propose an aid package within the next month to help the financially ailing New England Patriots.
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