Notebook: From WWE to Vikings stadium manager

The general manager of the new Vikings stadium come from the WWE.

The general manager of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium comes from World Wrestling Entertainment.

Patrick Talty was senior vice president of live events at the WWE.

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, Vikings president Mark Wilf and SMG vice president Doug Thornton announced the hiring Tuesday. Talty will work for SMG, the company contracted to operate and manage the stadium, which is scheduled to open next year.

Talty’s background also includes management of the Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi and the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

WARRANT ISSUED IN DEATH OF A.P.’s SON
South Dakota authorities have issued an arrest warrant for the suspect in the death of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office says Joseph Patterson violated the terms of his bond by contacting the boy’s mother.

Patterson was released on $2 million bond in September. He’s charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and aggravated assault in the 2013 death of Tyrese Ruffin.

Patterson also has pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault and kidnapping charges in an alleged attack on Tyrese’s mother in June.

Patterson was living with Tyrese’s mother when he called 911 to report that the boy had stopped breathing. Doctors determined the boy’s injuries couldn’t have been accidental. Prosecutors say Patterson beat Tyrese. Patterson maintains the child choked on a snack.


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