Rick Spielman reacts to Vikings having more players arrested this month than wins all season

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News of Erin Henderson's arrest means we now know of (at least) three Vikings who have been arrested so far this month alone. (The since-released A.J. Jefferson and Jerome Simpson being the other two.)

A BIT DATED NOW, BUT STILL: Meet the Minnesota Vikings All-Arrested team

In other words, the Vikings have had one more player arrested this month than they have wins during this megafail of a season (the team is 2-8-1). Purple pride, anyone?

As news of Henderson's arrest circulated this morning, embattled GM Rick Spielman released this statement:
The fact that we have had three recent off field situations is unacceptable and disappointing. 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.
We know Spielman likes to control the messages coming out of Winter Park, and today, coach Leslie Frazier didn't stray from his boss's script at all while answering reporters' questions about Henderson's arrest and the team's response to it: Heading into the season, no team had more players arrested over the previous 13 years than the Purple. So yeah, it seems like that "player development program" Spielman refers to is overdue for some retooling.

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unclesi
unclesi

If you keep voting for Democrats this crappy team, and ugly, expensive stadium is on you!  Wake up.

A Marie Runnels
A Marie Runnels

Well, maybe they can add some purple to their orange jumpsuits...

k2yeb
k2yeb topcommenter

Fire Frazier. 

Ran Dazzle
Ran Dazzle

the league needs to step in..these people are some kids heros...too many shenanigans and your out

Kent Themmes
Kent Themmes

The team is a joke, way to set the example for the young kids looking up to you

Anthony Merwin
Anthony Merwin

How about a "pay for performance"-based system when it comes to teams that want a new stadium. You act and perform like winners both on AND off the field, you'll absolutely get your new stadium. I, for one, would totally enjoy seeing a football game at a new stadium built for a team that DESERVES IT.

Stephen Biondo
Stephen Biondo

"Pride" for a buisness franchise made up of players mainly from other places? "Pride" for being swindled to pay for their billion-dollar stadium? Screw the Vikings.

Katsi Duzynski
Katsi Duzynski

AND billionaires insist - with the exception of Green Bay, to spread THEIR RISK upon taxpayers illegally - and the fans SUCK IT UP!

Brent Colquhoun
Brent Colquhoun

As an avid fan of the Vikings, I'm never amazed, win or not, how stupid they become. Except when their winning, the get arrested more often together.....because that's team work. Don't have that this year either !

Katsi Duzynski
Katsi Duzynski

WHEN ARE THEY going to learn to get the hell out of Minnesota - SHOULD have been sold DECADES AGO ...

jordanhanson
jordanhanson

COaches have a comprehensive approach on how to lose games... while palyers have a simplistic approach to dealing with it!

Moe Kharrazi
Moe Kharrazi

Always. If you are a fan , you need to be a fan at difficult times as well.

Anthony Merwin
Anthony Merwin

Clearly the solution here would be to build this team a new stadium. FAIL.

_Joe_
_Joe_

@Moe Kharrazi That is the dumbest fucking thing I have ever heard.  But then, I guess we are talking about football so it makes sense.

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