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.
|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||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)
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.
“allegedly pushing a traffic officer a half-block with his car.” Randy Moss. Classic.
Bunch of drunks and thugs that don’t know when not to get behind the wheel or throw a punch.
Like I said before, the Viqueens are a good representation of their fans/ state.
Let’s not forget about Ontarious Smith and the Wizzanator!