Hey, what about Fred?
Former Stampeders COO
seems like a forgotten man since the
team has been sold to local interests.
Hired by former owner
late in the 2002 season,
was removed in September the following year.
He moved back to
California but hired Calgary lawyers and started legal action here last year
for a 10% stake in the franchise.
"That's an issue
that's between Mr.
and the past
ownership," suggested Ted
, one of the
new ownership group's three managing directors.
"It's a legal
question we're very comfortable with."
Key is the new owners
didn't purchase Calgary
company that controlled the team.
They just purchased the assets.
another managing director in the new ownership group, also denied any
, claiming any legal
"We're buying the
assets and not the negatives,"
"The agreement is,
although Mike might have some issues with some people, we believe those are
not our responsibilities."
The new owners are
responsible for all coaches and management. Assistant coaches are under
contract until the end of January with both president Ron
and GM-head coach Matt
having been offered
"We bought all the
assets -- everything from the paraphernalia in the Stamps Store, to all the
contracts, to the helmets, running shoes and shoulder pads,"