Report: Erin Henderson arrested again on suspicion of DUI on Wednesday
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Erin Henderson has been arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to USA Today's Tom Pelissero.
Henderson was arrested in Chanhassen. Four charges in all including second degree DWI test refusal. Booked at 3:03 pm New Year's Day.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 2, 2014
Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune tweeted this link, which lays out Henderson's four charges.
It's the second such arrest in six weeks for Henderson. Pelissero speculates it could mean the end of Henderson's time with the Vikings once rosters are unfrozen.
The Vikings released a statement Thursday morning that said they would comment at the appropriate time.
"We are aware of the matter involving Erin Henderson. We are continuing to gather information and will have further comment at the appropriate time," the Vikings said in the release.
Henderson was arrested Nov. 19 and missed time this season for "personal reasons" that he claimed were unrelated to the first arrest.
Upon his return to the team he spoke of the difficulties of dealing with life in the NFL and constantly fighting to keep a job. He said he did not want to use the word "depression" when he charazterized the anxiety that accompanies being an NFL player.
Henderson had said the team provided him the support and resources necessary to deal with whatever problems he was facing.
Audie Cole filled in capably at middle linebacker and temporarily supplanted Henderson to the weakside linebacker position.
Henderson will remain on the Vikings roster until after the Super Bowl at least, Pelissero notes.
#Vikings can't make any veteran roster moves right now, like all non-playoff teams. Hence Henderson stays on roster until after Super Bowl.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 2, 2014
Ben Goessling of ESPN.com notes that there isn't much a financial road block to cutting Henderson.
#Vikings are only on the hook for $250K of Henderson's signing bonus in 2014. Not much preventing them from cutting him after Super Bowl.— Ben Goessling (@GoesslingESPN) January 2, 2014