The Minnesota Vikings are the NFL's most arrested team
The Minnesota Vikings could not pull off a miraculous comeback against the Green Bay Packers yesterday.
The loss drops the Vikings to 1-6 on the season. But, as it turns out, there is one statistic in which Minnesota is leading the NFL: arrested players.
According to a database that's newly-updated with Chris Cook's domestic assault charges from early Saturday morning, the Vikings have accounted for 36 arrests since 2000.
But look on the bright side. At least none of them got arrested during the Packers game. Though, upon further review, Brian Robison's crotch-kick is probably illegal in this state -- or if not, it certainly should be.
The arrest data is maintained by SignonSanDiego.com, which hasn't gotten a chance to add Cook's latest legal trouble to its list. But TheDeets.com did, and then ran the math again, and... look, we're winning!
The Vikings 36 arrests puts them just in front of the similarly woeful Cincinnati Bengals, which could probably make a good run at this thing by year's end.
Of course, a number of the Vikings arrests come from the gloriously scandalous "Sexboat" scandal on Lake Minnetonka. But plenty of other Vikes have really gone out of their way to get themselves in handcuffs. Hell, two of those arrests belong to Chris Cook, and he's only been here for two years.
Fortunately, it looks like the tradition will live on, at least if Mr. Robison's behavior yesterday is any indication. When Robison found himself on his back, and with the Packers' T.J. Lang looming over him during yesterday's game, he did what few would've imagined: Kicked his (cleated!) right foot directly into Lang's man-zone.
Robison took to Twitter last night to apologize to virtually everyone who would listen.
No, Brian, we're sorry -- sorry we didn't recognize the Vikings for their gifts, and for their ongoing loyalty to the Hennepin County Jail and the local courthouses.
What's that Brian?
Ha! Don't be silly Brian. The Vikings haven't killed anyone.
Wait, did you -- did one of you kill someone?
Well, in any event, we still love you, and so do the secretaries at Hennepin County Attorney's Office.
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