"Korey and Mike Tice needed each other," says Kelci. "Mike promised him the kind of accolades that would get him into the Pro Bowl if Korey helped [forge a strong offensive line] that would get Mike a head job. It was a lot more pressure. It was a lot more serious." Gould will argue that Tice was "intentionally trying to drive Stringer's tolerance for pain to a new level." His mouth figuratively taped by the lawsuit, Tice cannot defend himself against that charge.
Kelci Stringer will continue living in the Twin Cities, but perhaps only until her lawsuit is resolved. "At some point," she says of the Vikings, "you've got to step up and say, 'O.K, we screwed up and here's how' "