Minnesota Vikings: Ragnar asked for too much money (Report)


The great Ragnar mystery has been solved and it turns out the Minnesota Vikings were not the villains after all.

KARE reports that Ragnar aka Joe Juranitch was relieved of his mascot duties not because the team is evil but simply because Juranitch and the team were unable to come to terms on a new contract.

The Vikings are officially unwilling to disclose how much money Ragnar asked for but a source told KARE that he wanted $20,000-per-game over the next ten years.

Am I the only one who’s surprised to find out Ragnar actually had a contract? For some reason I thought he did that stuff for free.

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The Vikings sent a statement to KARE expressing their appreciation for Ragnar’s efforts:

"“This offseason, Joe Juranitch’s (Ragnar) contract with the Vikings expired. Since then the team has had multiple conversations with Joe but has not been able to reach an agreement on his role with the team moving forward.The Vikings greatly appreciate what Ragnar has meant to the organization and to the fans over the last two decades. We intend to honor his 21 seasons on the field during a 2015 Vikings home game and we will welcome him to future ceremonial events. We will always consider Ragnar an important part of Vikings history.”"

So it turns out Ragnar’s sad Facebook post wasn’t a desperate cry for help, it was a desperate ploy to elicit fan sympathy in hopes that this would put pressure on the Vikings to cough up more money.

It is always all about the money isn’t it?

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