Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf is angry and embarrassed over accounts of drunkenness and sexual misbehavior by his players on a charter cruise, and said the team will now have a conduct code.
Wilf, in his first comments since the boat party last week, said he has apologized to the governor. He also has spoken with his players, who will be held to a code demanding "high standards, high morals and success."
"I expressed my anger and I expressed my embarrassment," Wilf said, regarding his remarks to the players.
Wilf said the team will cooperate with the police investigation.
"If there was any sense that we would look the other way regarding this type of behavior, I want to make it extremely clear that this behavior will never be tolerated again," Wilf said.
* PATRIOTS: New England linebacker Tedy Bruschi has received favorable reports from doctors but not final medical clearance to return to New England's roster this season after suffering a stroke following last season.
Bruschi is eligible to return from the physically unable to perform list after the sixth week of the season.
* RAVENS: Baltimore wide receiver Derrick Mason and cornerback Chris McAlister were fined $5,000 apiece by the NFL for unsportsmanlike conduct in the Ravens' 35-17 loss at Detroit last week. Mason threw the ball against a wall in protest of an official's call and McAlister spiked the ball near a Detroit player after intercepting a pass.
* JAGUARS: Defensive end Paul Spicer left the team after his brother was shot to death in Indianapolis on Thursday.
Spicer, who is expected to play in tomorrow's game at Pittsburgh, is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in his brother's shooting.