Vikings rookie CB Jabari Price arrested for misdemeanor DWI
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings rookie cornerback Jabari Price was arrested early Monday morning and later released on a charge of fourth-degree DWI.
Price, 22, was arrested at 4:41 a.m. Monday following Minnesota’s season-ending win against the Chicago Bears. He was released at 6:52 a.m. and charged with the fourth-degree DWI, a misdemeanor. Price has a court appearance scheduled for Feb. 9 in Minneapolis.
Price had played 10 snaps in the Vikings’ 13-9 win Sunday. A seventh-round draft pick in May from North Carolina, Price played in 14 games and had 10 tackles.
The arrest adds to a series of off-field incidents for Minnesota, which lost star running back Adrian Peterson for all but one game after he was charged with injury to his 4-year-old child in September. Peterson later pleaded no contest and was ordered to pay a $4,000 fine and related court costs, and serve 80 hours of community service.
Defensive tackle Tom Johnson was arrested for trespassing and disorderly conduct outside of a Minneapolis steakhouse in October. He pleaded not guilty and has a hearing scheduled for March.
Receiver Jerome Simpson was also released from the team as he was set to come back from suspension when it was learned he was cited for misdemeanor charges of driving on a limited driver’s license, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle and having an open bottle in a motor vehicle.
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