Ex-Viking, Current Packer Letroy Guion Arrested with Gun, Big Pile of Weed and $190,000 Cash

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Starke Police Department
That's a lot of drugs and money
Former Viking Letroy Guion thought maybe the old "don't you know who I am" trick could get him out of a routine traffic stop in Starke, Fla. Tuesday night.

According to a report released by the Starke Police Department, the former Florida State football star tried the line while leaning out of his brand new Dodge Ram pickup truck with a "strong odor of marijuana" emanating from within.

The line didn't play, and it went south from there for Guion.

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Kevin Hart Almost Beat Adrian Peterson in a 40-Yard Dash [VIDEO]

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That was shockingly close
Is comedian Kevin Hart really damn fast or did Adrian Peterson lose a step or two during his suspension?

Last Wednesday AP attended Hart's standup tour in Austin, Tex. and later that night the two squared off in a sprint down the middle of the road.

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Who's Paying For the New Nicollet Mall? Not the Vikings

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James Corner Field Operations
The professional real estate firm hired by Downtown Council decided the Vikings stadium is juuust outside of the benefits zone
The Minneapolis Downtown Council is making the rounds this week with its plan to assess downtown property owners for their $25 million share of the $50 million Nicollet Mall renovation.

The plan, carefully crafted by Shenehon Business and Real Estate Valuations, breaks down the assessments into three different zones based on proximity, and eight different business classifications ranging from commercial office space to vacant land.

Almost all of the owners of downtown's major buildings will be paying something as beneficiaries of the ambitious rethinking of the mall, except for one glaring exception: the new Vikings stadium.

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Park Board Will Own New Downtown East Park as Long as It Doesn't Have to Pay for Anything

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The game of hot potato over the ownership of the new downtown park continues

Every political science program in Minnesota should require a lesson on how the new park in Downtown East (they're calling it "The Commons" now) became such an epic clusterfuck.

The latest development came Wednesday, when a Park Board committee approved a measure that would give it ownership of the park, but absolve it of any real responsibilities for the next 30 to 50 years.

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Tickets to Next Vikings Game Are Selling Online for As Little As $2

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Fun times

Last week the market for Vikings tickets was "the worst in years" according to one ticket broker, and next week could be worse.

Yesterday tickets to next Sunday's Vikings-Jets game at TCF Bank Stadium were selling online for as little as $2, with hundreds available for under $10.

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Kalil Downplays Post-Game Flap With Fan

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Kalil apologized when he addressed the incident with reporters today

Matt Kalil met with the media this afternoon to talk about his post-game confrontation with a heckler yesterday.

Kalil downplayed the incident and apologized to the media for ducking out before speaking with them after the game.

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Video of Matt Kalil Confronting Fan Surfaces, Fan Says He Will Press Charges

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Kalil confronted a fan after yesterday's game

This morning Deadspin posted a video confirming Vikings offensive tackle Matt Kalil tossed the hat off of a heckler after Sunday's loss to the Packers.

Now the heckler says he is going to press charges.

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Fans Claim Matt Kalil Got into an Altercation with a Heckler After Yesterday's Game

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Kalil was in no mood to chat after yesterday's loss to the Packers

Vikings offensive tackle Matt Kalil has been fans' favorite whipping boy all season due to a level of high-profile ineptitude not seen since Christian Ponder was under center.

Yesterday Kalil was especially bad, getting flagged for three penalties at crucial times in the Vikings' 24-21 loss to the Packers. After the game he quickly stormed past reporters rather than talk publicly about his terrible day, but trouble may have found him outside TCF Bank Stadium.

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Ex-Vikings Star Orlando Thomas Dies of ALS

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Orlando Thomas
Orlando Thomas, the former Minnesota Vikings star defensive back, has died after a seven-year fight with ALS. He was 42, the same year as his number.

In 2007, six years after retiring, Thomas revealed that he had been diagnosed with the disease. Symptoms had begun appearing three years prior. A man who once led the NFL in interceptions was suffering from inexplicable fatigue and twitching.

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Opponents of "Redskins" Nickname Find Ammo in Vikings/U of M Stadium Contract

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Earlier this month, University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler appeared on MPR's The Daily Circuit to talk about the direction of the school. Buried near the end of that interview was a quick, though important, conversation about football.

The university has leased TCF Bank Stadium to the Minnesota Vikings for the next two years, and on November 2 will host the Washington Redskins. The team's name conjures images of dead Native Americans for bounty and upsets just about everyone who doesn't work for the team.

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