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Former Vike snags $2,000 settlement

Posted by: Eric Roper Updated: November 30, 2012 - 4:14 PM

Vikings legend Carl Eller is in line to get a $2,000 settlement from City Hall after he claimed nearly four years ago that police had hid or destroyed evidence and used excessive force during an incident at his house.

The lawsuit followed Eller's 2008 arrest for assault and terrorist threats, stemming from a car chase that escalated into a physical altercation with police at his home in North Minneapolis.

The former defensive lineman cut a deal that dropped the most serious charges and spent 60 days in the Hennepin County workhouse after being found guilty of two gross misdemeanors.

A City Council committee is expected to approve the settlement at a meeting on Monday.

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