Stringer Family Plans To File Lawsuit Against Vikings Jan. 15

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Korey Stringer's survivors expect to file awrongful death lawsuit against the Minnesota Vikings and severalformer and current team employees a week later than planned.

Attorneys representing Stringer's wife, son and parents plannedto file the lawsuit Tuesday, the day after the Vikings' seasonended. But lead attorney Stanley Chesley had a scheduling conflictwith another case and postponed the filing one week.

Stringer, a 6-foot-4, 335-pound Pro Bowl offensive tackle and Warren native, died Aug. 1after suffering heatstroke at the team's training camp.

The family will seek more than $100 million, Stringer's agentJames Gould said Sunday.

"Nothing has happened that would make us change course," Gouldsaid. "This is a firm date. It's definitely going to happen on the15th. We're moving forward."

Among the individual defendants expected to be named are formercoach Dennis Green; interim coach Mike Tice, Stringer's positioncoach when he died; team doctor David Knowles; and trainers FredZamberletti and Chuck Barta.

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