Vikings' GM Rick Spielman calls arrests 'unacceptable' in statement
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Following more than a year without any incidents with the law, the Minnesota Vikings have had three separate run-ins with local law enforcement in the past three weeks.
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman released a statement through the team shortly after news of linebacker Erin Henderson's Nov. 19 arrrest came to light on Wednesday morning.
"The fact that we have had three recent off field situations is unacceptable and disappointing," Spielman's statement read. "Our organization looks at each situation and the circumstances involved to determine our actions with those players and how to best move forward."
"The Vikings have a comprehensive approach with our player development program and excellent resources that are a part of this organization, but certainly we will take a methodical look at how we can improve upon our current programs to prevent these situations in the future."
Henderson is currently suing the state's Department of Public Safety to prevent revocation of his license following an arrest on suspicion of DWI early Tuesday morning on Nov. 19.
Receiver Jerome Simpson was arrested on the morning of Nov. 9 for the same charge after he called a tow truck when his vehicle stalled on I-394. Cornerback A.J. Jefferson was released shortly after his arrest on Monday morning for probable cause domestic assault.
Before Simpson's arrest, the last Vikings' incident was in July 2012 when Adrian Peterson ultimately had charges dropped for resisting arrest.