Daunte Culpepper

The Minnesota Vikings are still the reigning champions when it comes to one thing — getting arrested. The Vikings have a league-leading 39 arrests since 2000 and we’ve got all of them for you right here.

By comparison, in that same period, the Green Bay Packers have 17 arrests. Three of those belong to Johnny Jolly, two to Brandon Underwood and two to Joe Johnson. In all, 13 Packers have been arrested since 2000.

The Vikings, on the other hand, have had a league-leading 10 arrests in the past 18 months. The latest, of course, is running back Adrian Peterson.

Our favorite incident is and will always remain the Love Boat. As usual, the Minnesota Vikings are the epitome of class.

Date Pos. Player Incident Resolution
6/2/2012 FB Jerome Felton Arrested on suspicion of drunken-driving
4/28/2012 RB Caleb King Arrested in relation to assault that fractured a man’s skull. Fight allegedly started after victim said King looked like comedian Eddie Murphy. Cut by team three days later.
12/30/2011 CB Benny Sapp Cited for misdemeanor assault and careless driving after allegedly chest-bumping security guard.
10/22/2011 CB Chris Cook Arrested on charge of domestic assault.
9/20/2011 S Tyrell Johnson Arrested on suspicion of DUI. Preliminary breath test measured B.A.C. at 0.12.
8/7/2011 QB Rhett Bomar Arrested in Mankato, Minn., charged with drunken driving.
3/12/2011 CB Chris Cook Arrested in Virginia on suspicion of brandishing gun during fight.
1/31/2011 DE Everson Griffen Arrested on suspicion of felony battery. He allegedly assaulted police officer near USC campus.
1/29/2011 DE Everson Griffen Arrested and charged with public intoxication in Hollywood.
8/30/2009 CB Cedric Griffin Arrested, charged with DUI. Pleaded guilty, paid $300 fine, two days of community service.
2/24/2008 OT Bryant McKinnie Arrested and charged with aggravated battery, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after street brawl outside Miami club. Suspended by NFL four games.
12/26/2007 DE Darrion Scott Cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession, failure to signal during traffic stop in Charleston, W. Va.
12/13/2007 S Dwight Smith Cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession after traffic stop. Marijuana charge dropped. Pleaded guilty to misdemeanor obstructing traffic, $200 fine.
4/19/2007 CB Ronyell Whitaker Arrested on outstanding misdemeanor warrant for reckless driving. But police were mistaken. Dropped, police apologize
4/15/2007 CB Cedric Griffin Arrested on disorderly conduct charge in Minneapolis after allegedly being thrown out of nightclub for having his pants sag too low. Dropped on condition he has no similar incidents in a year. Agreed to stay out of club for a year and pay $1,000 in costs.
1/1/2007 WR Travis Taylor Arrested just after 3 a.m. outside a Minneapolis nightclub. Taylor was charged with three misdemeanors: fifth-degree assault, disorderly conduct and interfering with pedestrian or vehicular traffic. Pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, $1,000 fine, 48 hours community service
8/26/2006 S Dwight Smith Arrested on charges of indecent conduct in downtown Minneapolis. Team suspended him one game, pleaded guilty, 16 hours community service
8/15/2006 WR Koren Robinson Arrested and charged with fleeing from police, a felony, along with two DWI charges and three other misdemeanors. Also ticketed for driving without valid license Aug. 10. NFL suspended for a year, cut by team, pleaded guilty to felony of fleeing police, sentenced to 90 days jail
12/15/2005 QB Daunte Culpepper One of four Vikings charged with indecent conduct, disorderly conduct and lewd or lascivious conduct on a party boat Oct. 6. Dropped
12/15/2005 OT Bryant McKinnie One of four Vikings charged with indecent conduct, disorderly conduct and lewd or lascivious conduct on a party boat Oct. 6. Pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, $2,000 fines, 48 hours community service, NFL fined one game check
12/15/2005 CB Fred Smoot One of four Vikings charged with indecent conduct, disorderly conduct and lewd or lascivious conduct on a party boat Oct. 6. Pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, $2,000 fines, 48 hours community service, NFL fined one game check
12/15/2005 RB Moe Williams One of four Vikings charged with indecent conduct, disorderly conduct and lewd or lascivious conduct on a party boat Oct. 6. Pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, left for St. Louis via free agency
9/26/2005 OL Marcus Johnson Charged with disorderly conduct after scuffle at gas station/deli. Dropped
9/26/2005 OL Bryant McKinnie Charged with disorderly conduct after scuffle at gas station/deli. Dropped
8/28/2005 DT Kevin Williams Arrested and charged with misdemeanor fifth-degree domestic assault after altercation involving wife. pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct, $1,000 fine, one year probation
2/24/2005 WR Kelly Campbell Arrested on weapons and drug charges near the Georgia Dome after traffic stop. Campbell is charged with possession of marijuana and theft by receiving stolen property. Reached deal to avoid jail time, released in September 2005
6/6/2004 LB E.J. Henderson Three Vikings players were arrested after a fight outside a downtown Minneapolis bar Dropped
6/6/2004 LB Mike Nattiel Three Vikings players were arrested after a fight outside a downtown Minneapolis bar Dropped
6/6/2004 TE Steve Farmer Three Vikings players were arrested after a fight outside a downtown Minneapolis bar Dropped
4/10/2004 LB E.J. Henderson Arrested, charged with drunken driving in Maryland. Two years probation, ordered to attend shock trauma at hospital
11/18/2003 DE Kenny Mixon Arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in Hennepin County for the third time in 16 months. NFL two-game suspension $4,000 fine, 30 days in county workhouse, 216 community service hours
11/17/2003 DT Kevin Williams Arrested on a drunken driving charge in Edina, Minn. Pleaded guilty to careless driving
7/25/2003 LB Mike Nattiel Arrested on DUI charge on day his first NFL training camp opened Pleaded guilty to careless driving, 30 days in county workhouse
7/12/2003 OT Bryant McKinnie Charged with obstructing a police officer in Miami, Fla. Dropped
1/3/2003 DE Kenny Mixon Charged with DUI, refusing sobriety test Acquitted
9/24/2002 WR Randy Moss Arrested in downtown Minneapolis and charged with careless driving and failure to obey a traffic officer after allegedly pushing a traffic officer a half-block with his car; marijuana possession. Pleaded guilty to careless driving, $1,200 fine, 40 hours community service
7/23/2002 DE Kenny Mixon Charged with DUI Pleaded guilty for refusing to take sobriety test, 16 hours community service, 30 days in workhouse
11/20/2000 TE John Davis Arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, asleep in car in Wayzata, Minn. Pleaded guilty to careless driving, $200 fine, 40-day sentence suspended
3/31/2000 WR Chris Walsh Arrested, charged with DUI in Arizona, blood-alcohol content .229 Pleaded guilty, 12 days jail, $1,277

(Via The Big Lead)

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