LINK MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Daunte Culpepper's shaky relationship with the Minnesota Vikings deteriorated further on Wednesday when the quarterback said he had asked to be released if the team fails to trade him. "If a trade does not happen then I am asking the Vikings to terminate my contract as soon as possible," Culpepper said in an e-mail to reporters. Culpepper said he had asked the Vikings if he could speak to interested teams on his own behalf. He said Minnesota denied his request. He said he appreciated that the team's new owner, Zygi Wilf, was willing to pay him a $6 million bonus due later this month. "However, because of the fundamental differences I have with management regarding the approach to my personal and professional life, I think it is the best business decision for both parties to go our separate ways," Culpepper said.