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October 2, 1990 | BOB OATES
Victor Kiam, owner of the New England Patriots, wasn't violating NFL directives Sunday when he named a business associate to the club's front office, a league spokesman said Monday. NFL Vice President Joe Browne said: "(Commissioner Paul Tagliabue) told Kiam not to fire or suspend any (employees), pending the investigation of (harassment) charges by (Boston reporter Lisa Olson). "(Tagliabue) was talking about current employees. (Kiam) has always been free to add (employees)."
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June 30, 1996 | JIM MURRAY
Pro football can be a very dangerous game. I mean, how'd you like to find yourself on the Chicago Bears' five-yard line, third and goal, with a minute to play and the Bears four points ahead? Or would you prefer to be fading back to pass with a guy they call the Refrigerator bearing down on you? But if the game is tough on the field, it's supposed to be a piece of cake in the front office. You know. You sit in your luxury box and entertain a dozen of your best corporate friends.
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February 6, 1991 | From The Stamford Advocate
Victor Kiam, owner of the New England Patriots, is still making cutting remarks about Boston Herald sportswriter Lisa Olson. Kiam, appearing at the Stamford Old Timers' Athletic Assn. awards dinner Monday night, made mention of Olson in a double-entendre joke involving Olson, Iraqis and Patriot missiles. Kiam was unavailable for comment Tuesday. Sam Jankovich, the Patriots' chief executive officer, said, "We are unable to reach Mr. Kiam.
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March 20, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
New England Patriots majority owner Victor Kiam agreed to sell his 51% interest in the franchise. Kiam has accepted an offer from investment counselor James Busch Orthwein of St. Louis, according to a statement released by Walter L. Metcalfe Jr., Orthwein's lawyer.
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February 26, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Joseph R. Paolino Jr., Rhode Island's economic development director, confirmed Monday that he has tried to persuade New England Patriot owner Victor Kiam to move the team to Providence. Kiam met with Gov. Bruce G. Sundlun about two weeks ago, but it was an introductory meeting and there were no substantive talks, Paolino said. Paolino, a former Providence mayor, said he met with Kiam about a year ago to suggest a possible move.
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October 11, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The deadline for New England Patriot owner Victor Kiam to make a $38-million payment to buy out minority owner Fran Murray passed without resolution, leaving the ownership issue in the hands of the NFL, according to Murray. The ownership contract, signed when Kiam and Murray bought the Patriots from founder William Sullivan three years ago, provided that Kiam had until Oct. 10, 1991, to come up with the money.
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July 29, 1988
Victor Kiam II, the businessman who became famous as a commercial spokesman for the electric shaver company that he owns, agreed Thursday to buy controlling interest in the New England Patriots. Under terms of the agreement, Patriot founder Billy Sullivan will remain club president and a minority shareholder, and his son, General Manager Patrick Sullivan, will retain his position. Sullivan Stadium, the insolvent home of the Patriots in Foxboro, Mass., was not included in the deal.
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October 29, 1988
Victor Kiam, owner of a razor company, became principal owner of the New England Patriots and ended more than 4 months of negotiations to buy the National Football League team from the founding Sullivan family. Billy Sullivan, 73, remains the Patriots' president, while his sons, Pat and Chuck, will also stay, Pat as general manager. The Sullivans said they looked on the purchase by Kiam and his partner, restaurateur Fran Murray, as a rescue from the franchise's financial problems.
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June 30, 1996 | JIM MURRAY
Pro football can be a very dangerous game. I mean, how'd you like to find yourself on the Chicago Bears' five-yard line, third and goal, with a minute to play and the Bears four points ahead? Or would you prefer to be fading back to pass with a guy they call the Refrigerator bearing down on you? But if the game is tough on the field, it's supposed to be a piece of cake in the front office. You know. You sit in your luxury box and entertain a dozen of your best corporate friends.
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October 15, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The NFL has taken control of the New England Patriots for 30 days, allowing owner Victor Kiam time to make a $38-million payment to buy out minority owner Fran Murray, an attorney for Murray, Robert Popeo, said Monday. Kiam owns 51% of the team and Murray 49%. Popeo said the unusual move gives the league full control over the operation of the team, adding: "The team will function normally. There will be no changes that will be apparent to anyone." Kiam missed an Oct.
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April 29, 1991 | MELVIN DURSLAG
You have an option today of describing sports reporter Lisa Olson as a fighter rejecting an indignity, defending the ramparts of women's rights. Or you can see Olson as we do--a pain in the hip, now reacting out of proportion to the stimulus. Her adventure begins last fall when, covering the New England Patriots for a Boston paper, she is encamped in the locker room, conducting an interview.
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April 26, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sportswriter Lisa Olson sued the New England Patriots on Thursday, charging sexual harassment and civil rights violations. Olson, who has worked for the Boston Herald for four years, will leave her job for a short time, her attorneys said, but has support of the newspaper and is expected to return.
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February 26, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Joseph R. Paolino Jr., Rhode Island's economic development director, confirmed Monday that he has tried to persuade New England Patriot owner Victor Kiam to move the team to Providence. Kiam met with Gov. Bruce G. Sundlun about two weeks ago, but it was an introductory meeting and there were no substantive talks, Paolino said. Paolino, a former Providence mayor, said he met with Kiam about a year ago to suggest a possible move.
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February 7, 1991 | From Times News Services
New England Patriot owner Victor Kiam apologized Wednesday for a joke he told at a banquet about Lisa Olson and the Persian Gulf War. According to Bob Kennedy, sports editor of the Stamford Advocate, Kiam told the dinner guests, "Do you know what Lisa Olson has in common with the Iraqis? They've both seen Patriot missiles up close." Kiam made the comment at the Stamford (Conn.) Old-Timers Athletic Assn. awards banquet.
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February 6, 1991 | From The Stamford Advocate
Victor Kiam, owner of the New England Patriots, is still making cutting remarks about Boston Herald sportswriter Lisa Olson. Kiam, appearing at the Stamford Old Timers' Athletic Assn. awards dinner Monday night, made mention of Olson in a double-entendre joke involving Olson, Iraqis and Patriot missiles. Kiam was unavailable for comment Tuesday. Sam Jankovich, the Patriots' chief executive officer, said, "We are unable to reach Mr. Kiam.
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December 8, 1990 | MELVIN DURSLAG
You begin with the reminder that Victor Kiam, owner of the New England Patriots, is the author of a book titled, "Go for It: How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur." The book was written before he bought the Patriots. If he had bought the Patriots first, it isn't likely he would have written the book. Poor Victor. Here was a rich man, looking for recreation, envisioning the joys that would come from football ownership. Today, the world's heart goes out to him.
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