MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Vikings owner Red McCombs will take part in a halftime ceremony Monday night with the widow of Korey Stringer despite her threat of a $100 million lawsuit.
McCombs will speak during the nationally televised game against the New York Giants and present Stringer's framed No. 77 jersey to Kelci Stringer. She will get a chance to speak.
"We've planned on this for a long time, and it will be a very real part of our Viking life," McCombs said. "I don't see anything awkward about it in any way."
Korey Stringer died Aug. 1 of heatstroke after collapsing during a training camp practice in stifling heat and humidity.
Stringer died with about $8 million in nonguaranteed money remaining on his contract, and the Vikings and his family did not agree on a settlement.
Stringer said last week she will sue the Vikings at the end of the season for negligence.
The Rev. Keith Johnson, the team's chaplain, originally had been scheduled to present the jersey to Stringer, but she asked that McCombs make the presentation.
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