Spielman: Off-field issues `unacceptable and disappointing'

  • Blog Post by: Mark Craig
  • November 27, 2013 - 12:17 PM

After news of Erin Henderson's arrest on suspicion of DWI -- the third arrest of a Vikings player in three weeks -- General Manager Rick Spielman issued the following 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'll have more from Leslie Frazier soon. Frazier read the statement during his press conference. He also named Audie Cole his starter at middle linebacker, saying the second-year player "earned" the right to start again after last week's game.

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