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Updated: April 9th, 2014 11:03am
Report: Erin Henderson, now sober, 'would come to practice hung over'

Report: Erin Henderson, now sober, 'would come to practice hung over'

by Derek Wetmore
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Erin Henderson is trying to move on from his troubled past, according to a report from USA Today's Tom Pelissero

The Vikings cut the linebacker in February, following two arrests, one after he crashed his vehicle and the other on suspicion of DUI and marijuana possession. 

Now, Henderson, 27, is search for a job with another team and he says he's recovering from alcoholism.

The former Viking told Pelissero there were times Henderson "would come to pactice hung over... And everybody would know that I had been out drinking the night before."

He posted a blog on the website TMZ in which he said he "cannot be more grateful" for having been arrested. 

"Individuals with adversity must hit their rock bottom before they decide to make a change," Henderson wrote on the blog. "For me that was january 1, 2014 when my life as I knew it came to a screeching halt. As I look back on it I cannot be more grateful."

Henderson faces nine charges and is scheduled for a pretrial hearing May 5 in the second case, according to Pelissero.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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