Minnesota Vikings: Champions!

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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.

DatePos.PlayerIncidentResolution
6/2/2012FBJerome FeltonArrested on suspicion of drunken-driving
4/28/2012RBCaleb KingArrested 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.
12/30/2011CBBenny SappCited for misdemeanor assault and careless driving after allegedly chest-bumping security guard.
10/22/2011CBChris CookArrested on charge of domestic assault.
9/20/2011STyrell JohnsonArrested on suspicion of DUI. Preliminary breath test measured B.A.C. at 0.12.
8/7/2011QBRhett BomarArrested in Mankato, Minn., charged with drunken driving.
3/12/2011CBChris CookArrested in Virginia on suspicion of brandishing gun during fight.
1/31/2011DEEverson GriffenArrested on suspicion of felony battery. He allegedly assaulted police officer near USC campus.
1/29/2011DEEverson GriffenArrested and charged with public intoxication in Hollywood.
8/30/2009CBCedric GriffinArrested, charged with DUI.Pleaded guilty, paid $300 fine, two days of community service.
2/24/2008OTBryant McKinnieArrested and charged with aggravated battery, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after street brawl outside Miami club.Suspended by NFL four games.
12/26/2007DEDarrion ScottCited for misdemeanor marijuana possession, failure to signal during traffic stop in Charleston, W. Va.
12/13/2007SDwight SmithCited for misdemeanor marijuana possession after traffic stop.Marijuana charge dropped. Pleaded guilty to misdemeanor obstructing traffic, $200 fine.
4/19/2007CBRonyell WhitakerArrested on outstanding misdemeanor warrant for reckless driving. But police were mistaken.Dropped, police apologize
4/15/2007CBCedric GriffinArrested 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.
1/1/2007WRTravis TaylorArrested 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
8/26/2006SDwight SmithArrested on charges of indecent conduct in downtown Minneapolis.Team suspended him one game, pleaded guilty, 16 hours community service
8/15/2006WRKoren RobinsonArrested 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
12/15/2005QBDaunte CulpepperOne of four Vikings charged with indecent conduct, disorderly conduct and lewd or lascivious conduct on a party boat Oct. 6.Dropped
12/15/2005OTBryant McKinnieOne 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
12/15/2005CBFred SmootOne 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
12/15/2005RBMoe WilliamsOne 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
9/26/2005OLMarcus JohnsonCharged with disorderly conduct after scuffle at gas station/deli.Dropped
9/26/2005OLBryant McKinnieCharged with disorderly conduct after scuffle at gas station/deli.Dropped
8/28/2005DTKevin WilliamsArrested and charged with misdemeanor fifth-degree domestic assault after altercation involving wife.pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct, $1,000 fine, one year probation
2/24/2005WRKelly CampbellArrested 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
6/6/2004LBE.J. HendersonThree Vikings players were arrested after a fight outside a downtown Minneapolis barDropped
6/6/2004LBMike NattielThree Vikings players were arrested after a fight outside a downtown Minneapolis barDropped
6/6/2004TESteve FarmerThree Vikings players were arrested after a fight outside a downtown Minneapolis barDropped
4/10/2004LBE.J. HendersonArrested, charged with drunken driving in Maryland.Two years probation, ordered to attend shock trauma at hospital
11/18/2003DEKenny MixonArrested 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
11/17/2003DTKevin WilliamsArrested on a drunken driving charge in Edina, Minn.Pleaded guilty to careless driving
7/25/2003LBMike NattielArrested on DUI charge on day his first NFL training camp openedPleaded guilty to careless driving, 30 days in county workhouse
7/12/2003OTBryant McKinnieCharged with obstructing a police officer in Miami, Fla.Dropped
1/3/2003DEKenny MixonCharged with DUI, refusing sobriety testAcquitted
9/24/2002WRRandy MossArrested 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
7/23/2002DEKenny MixonCharged with DUIPleaded guilty for refusing to take sobriety test, 16 hours community service, 30 days in workhouse
11/20/2000TEJohn DavisArrested on suspicion of drunk driving, asleep in car in Wayzata, Minn.Pleaded guilty to careless driving, $200 fine, 40-day sentence suspended
3/31/2000WRChris WalshArrested, charged with DUI in Arizona, blood-alcohol content .229Pleaded guilty, 12 days jail, $1,277

(Via The Big Lead)

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

8 Comments on "Minnesota Vikings: Champions!"

  1. therealChuckywasCecil

    As I read the list, I kept humming that stupid fight song with the horn blaring in the background. It needed that rah rah spirit only they artificially can pump in to the Hump-ti-dome to make it feel like the victory parade they’ve never had.
    Skol this!

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