[Sam Jankovich] moved into Billy Sullivan's former office. But [Patrick Sullivan] was allowed to retain his office, the largest one at Patriot headquarters at Foxboro Stadium. Eventually, though, Sullivan's role
Sullivan's position became tenuous in the uproar that followed the locker-room incident. [Victor Kiam] said he intended to suspend Sullivan on Sept. 30, the day of the Patriots-New York Jets game, but was prevented from doing so by NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue.
During the first week of December, reports of Kiam's interest in Jankovich surfaced. Jankovich appeared prepared to sweep out Sullivan immediately upon reporting to Foxborough, but Sullivan retained his position by stating his case during a meeting with Jankovich and Kiam in New York.