Meet the Minnesota Vikings All-Arrested team
This week began with a bit of news that finally gives cause to celebrate the Minnesota Vikings: Since 2000, the Vikings are leading all other NFL teams in arrests.
This was too good to be ignored, or judged on its face. So City Pages has gone deeper, investigating who these players are, what they did, and of course most important, are they any good?
Turns out, they are. In fact, a team made up of the Vikes players arrested in this millennium would be well-rounded, talented, and unpredictable. If captured at the height of their gifts, this lineup would probably even make the playoffs -- if they could only avoid violating parole.Here, thanks in large part to the database maintained by SignonSanDiego.com, is your Minnesota Vikings All-Arrested team.
Daunte Culpepper: Charged in 2005 along with three other teammates in the infamous Sex Boat Scandal. Culpepper touched a dancer's "buttocks" during the October boat trip, according to police, leading to misdemeanor lewd conduct charges. Those charges were ultimately dropped, but not before the Vikings traded Culpepper to Miami.
Moe Williams: Also charged in the Sex Boat Scandal, Williams was accused of receiving a lap-dance, during which he touched the dancer's breasts. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct charges, earning him a couple small fines and 48 hours of community service.
Marcus Johnson: Arrested after allegedly getting into a scuffle at a gas station. The charges were dropped.
Bryant McKinnie: McKinnie sets the pace for the all-arrested team. During the Sex Boat Scandal, McKinnie was accused of performing oral sex on a woman in front of a crowd of people. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. He was also arrested in 2003 for obstructing a police officer in Miami, but those charges were dropped. He was arrested again along with teammate Marcus Johnson for fighting at a gas station. Those charges were also dropped. In 2006, he was charged with aggravated battery, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest after a street fight in Miami.
John Davis: Arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in 2000 after a snow plow driver spotted him sleeping in his car in Wayzata. Davis pleaded guilty to careless driving.
Steve Farmer: Arrested in 2004 after officers say Farmer helped stomp someone outside a nightclub in Minneapolis. The charges were dropped.
Randy Moss: In 2002, Moss bumped a traffic officer with his car hard enough to knock her on the ground. He pleaded guilty to careless driving, which came with a $1,200 fine and 40 hours of community service.
Koren Robinson: Arrested in 2006 for DWI, fleeing an officer, and three misdemeanor charges. Robinson was sentenced to 90 days in jail.
Chris Walsh: Arrested in 2000 for DWI. Police say his blood-alcohol level was .229.
Walsh was sentenced to 12 days in jail.
Kelly Campbell: Arrested near the Georgia Dome in 2005 on weapons and drug charges. Campbell struck a deal with prosecutors to avoid jail time.
Travis Taylor: Arrested outside a Minneapolis nightclub and charged with disorderly conduct, fifth-degree assault, and interference with pedestrian or vehicular traffic. Taylor pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a $1,000 fine and community service.
Bench: Rhett Bomar, (QB): Arrested in Mankato this summer for DWI.
Analysis: On offense, the Vikings will need to play something of a bizarre set, with only two offensive linemen. That's not going to leave a lot of running room for Moe Williams, who really needs big gaps in order to gain yardage.
But, since one of the two lineman is Bryant "Mt." McKinnie, and quarterback Daunte Culpepper is so hard to bring down, we feel confident this lineup will give Randy Moss plenty of time to get open downfield. Whether he cares to actually run after the ball is anyone's guess.
On Page 2, check out the Vikings' fearsome All-Arrest defense, and find out who we think should coach this group of troublemakers.