Meet the Minnesota Vikings All-Arrested team

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By Andy Mannix and Mike Mullen

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.


Offense

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Quarterback
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.

Running Back
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.

Guard
Marcus Johnson: Arrested after allegedly getting into a scuffle at a gas station. The charges were dropped.

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Tackle

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.

Tight Ends
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.

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Wide Receivers
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.



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6 comments
David
David

I do NOT think anybody's arrest record should be published as if their guilty of those charges if their charges were dropped or they were found guilty of a lesser charge.    State the facts of what was found out in court and not some police officers version in their police report to justify their arrest. Arrest records should NOT even be.  Only conviction records.  About 50% of the arrest records of these Vikings were DROPPED. That means Not guilty!!!   

Craig Wilson
Craig Wilson

Let the jail birds and ex cons go to LA a city with no morals. I do not want my children or other young people to look up to these felons as role models! Then on top of this they want us to pay for a place for them to play at! Yes play at because with their record this is no work. Enough is enough we have better projects and certainly better people to support then these prima donas.

GoPackGo_XLVI
GoPackGo_XLVI

This is exactly why the Vikings will never be a championship team, because the local media will never give them a break.  Do you think cities like Pittsburgh or Green Bay would be championship franchises if their media outlets blasted their athletes like those in the Twin Cities??? Absolutely not! Let the past go and focus on building a team with quality characters in the future, how about running an article on all the charities donated to by Jarred Allen or Chad Greenway? Get behind your team or sell them to L.A....

Francescobernadone
Francescobernadone

How far do you want to go back? Don't forget Carl Eller and Tommy Kramer. 

And where's Adrian Peterson's driving offenses? Small potatoes?

Featheredbliss
Featheredbliss

Yeah, let's stop focusing on all their criminal records!  We should be sweeping their consistent misconduct under the rug so we can pretend not only that they don't suck, but that's they're nice people too!

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