Dec 9, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings mascot Ragnar leads the team onto the field before the game with the Chicago Bears at the Metrodome. The Vikings win 24-14. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings release statement on off-field issues

The Minnesota Vikings have been dealing with off-field issues lately. Wide receiver Jerome Simpson was arrested for probable cause DWI charge earlier in the month. That was followed by cornerback A.J. Jefferson being arrested on alleged domestic violence.

Now, the St. Paul Pioneer Press is reporting that Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson failed a breath test during a traffic stop last week, according to court records they obtained. Henderson is playing to challenge his arrest however. Henderson is reportedly back with the team as well.

“The fact that we have had three recent off field situations is unacceptable and disappointing,” the team said in a statement Wednesday. “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.”

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