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July 23, 2014

Minnesota Vikings lead NFL … in arrests

The Pioneer Press reports that Adrian Peterson’s arrest last weekend at a Houston nightclub underscores an alarming trend for the Minnesota Vikings, who have the dubious distinction of being the NFL’s leading troublemakers. The newspaper has created a timeline of the team’s 39 arrests since 2000.

Peterson’s case has been delayed until another court hearing Aug. 6, during training camp. He insists he is innocent and he says he did not resist arrest as charged.

Peterson’s appearance in in a Houston courtroom on Friday sparked a few memorable tweets.

The Pioneer Press also reports that a self-described “scumbag” strip club owner spoke to Vikings rookies to warn them away from the life of some pro athletes – self-promoting entourages, predatory bar owners and the perverted economics of the booze-and-sex trade.