MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings are "very concerned" about a charity event where two sexual assaults were reported and are taking a critical look at improving the Arctic Blast event in the future, according to Vikings owner Red McCombs.
But McCombs also stresses the positive impact of Vikings-sponsored charity events to corporate sponsors, as well as supporters and sponsors of the Vikings Children's Fund, in a letter obtained by the Star Tribune.
"The Minnesota Vikings are very concerned about the events at the Arctic Blast this past weekend, and we are taking a critical look at ways to improve the event in the future," McCombs states in the letter, dated Feb. 7, the newspaper reported on its Web site Tuesday night.
"However, we do not want anyone to lose sight of the fact that this event, as well as our other charitable events and weekly community service outings during the season, assist a great number of individuals and local charities," McCombs states.
Mille Lacs County authorities are interviewing members of the Vikings organization about two alleged sexual assaults that occurred after the weekend Arctic Blast fund-raiser.
The women reported they were attacked Feb. 2 at Eddy's Resort on Lake Mille Lacs, where current and former players and organization members stayed.
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