Culpepper Grievance Hearing Today

The pendulum swings of the life of Daunte Culpepper continue today as he will have a grievance hearing heard by an arbitrator in his efforts to get out of Miami and head to either Green Bay or Jacksonville.

How are you going to be spend your Friday? If you're Daunte Culpepper, it's playing your case to the NFL at a grievance hearing against the Dolphins.

Culpepper, who has fallen off the Dolphins QB depth chart since the signing of former Chiefs QB Trent Green, had asked for his immediate release. The Dolphins refused because, to put it simply, they didn't have to. Culpepper wants to get out of Miami as soon as possible so he can sign on with another team.

The Jaguars and Packers are the two teams rumored to have the most interest in getting Culpepper. He is serving as his own agent and will be represented at today's grievance hearing by NFL Players Association General Counsel Richard Berthelson. John Feerlick, the former dean of Forham University Law School, will serve as the arbitrator of the hearing. About a year ago, Feerlick presided over a grievance filed by QB Steve McNair – he ruled in favor of McNair.

It is expected to take Feerlick two weeks to make a final ruling.

* The wireless giant Alltel, which recently purchased Midwest Wireless, will be the sponsor of Vikings training camp 2007. Alltel will have several interactive displays for fans at training camp, including a chance to win what is being called "the ultimate fan experience," including VIP seats for a game and a tailgate party.
* Former Vikings punter Mitch Berger is attempting a comeback. Berger, who was released by the Saints last year, is trying to recover from a pelvic injury that hampered both his punting and kickoff ability. One of the teams that has expressed a quiet interest is the Packers.

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