Vikings Hall of Famer Carl Eller sentenced to jail time
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Eller's clash with police last April started when officers on patrol saw Eller in a Mercedes G-Wagen speeding west on 8th Avenue N. and driving through a stop sign. Eller didn't stop and get out of his car until he pulled into his north Minneapolis garage, police say. Antaya testified about how he and Officer Seth Porras tried to arrest Eller but were manhandled by the 6-foot-6, 270-pound Hall of Fame lineman, who also threatened to kill them. Eller didn't relent until backup arrived.
Today, Mabley sentenced Eller to at least two months in the workhouse out of his four-month sentence on a fourth-degree assault charge involving a police officer. He was also given a two-month sentence for refusal to submit to chemical testing. The sentences will run concurrently. Both are gross misdemeanors. The judge fined Eller $1,500 for each charge.
Eller was calm as he was led away by Hennepin County sheriff's deputies. His lawyers declined to comment as they left the courthouse.