Skip to main content

Erin Henderson will sue state after Nov. 19 arrest

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Vikings middle linebacker Erin Henderson will sue Minnesota's Department of Public Safety after he was arrested Nov. 19 for drunken driving, according to the Pioneer Press.

According to the same report, Henderson, who missed practice last week as well as Minnesota's game against Green Bay for a "personal reason," is suing to prevent the revocation of his drivers license after registering a .11 blood-alcohol level on a traffic stop.

The Vikings leading tackler claims police did not have reasonable and probable cause to believe he violated the law, and that there was insufficient evidence to warrant a traffic stop.

Henderson had this to say on the matter.

Head coach Leslie Frazier would not comment on why Henderson missed the past week with the team, but Henderson essentially confirmed this issue was the "personal reason."

General manager Rick Spielman released this statement on the matter.

"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."

The other two "off-field situations" Spielman is referring to are wide receiver Jerome Simpson's drunken driving arrest, and cornerback A.J. Jefferson's arrest on suspicion of domestic assault.

Jefferson was subsequently released by the team Monday, while Simpson was benched against Seattle.

According to Ben Goessling of ESPN, Simpson is suing the state on the same grounds as Henderson.

Henderson will play Sunday against Chicago, but likely will not start as punishment for the situation.

UPDATE: The Eden Praire police department released this statement on Henderson's arrest. The Pioneer Press' Ben Goessling summarizes it well.

Next Up

291734046_502006195017388_4346404407323115820_n

Sheriff: Search for 3 kids at Vadnais Lake is 'likely triple homicide'

"A horrible set of facts appears to be developing," said Sheriff Bob Fletcher.

Pixabay laptop keyboard phone dark

Charges: Duluth man had hundreds of child porn images, videos

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found nearly 330 images on the man's electronic devices.

hennepin county sheriff water patrol lake minnetonka

Scuba diver found dead in Lake Minnetonka identified as 20-year-old

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said 20-year-old Brady Alan Aune, from Elko New Market, died of freshwater drowning on June 3.

Screen Shot 2022-06-30 at 11.18.35 AM

Felony charges filed after authorities search 'Peacebunny Cottage'

The president of the rabbit rescue non-profit faces multiple animal cruelty charges after over 40 rabbits were found dead inside the organization's barn.

monkeypox virus

Minnesota up to 6 confirmed cases of monkeypox virus

Most people recover at home within 2-4 weeks.

thc edibles

Did Minnesota just accidentally legalize THC?

A Republican lawmaker who voted to approve the new law in May is already talking about rolling it back.

Screen Shot 2022-06-30 at 3.19.42 PM

Gasoline may be cause of sewer explosion on U of M campus

An all-clear was given around 9 p.m. Thursday, with residents in the area allowed to return to their homes.

image

Overwhelming demand for THC products on first day of new law in MN

One shop owner said his Chaska store broke the online sales record before they opened Friday morning.

Flickr - Lake Minnetonka boat - Greg Gjerdingen

Increased drunk boating enforcement over 4th of July weekend

The increased enforcement is part of the Operation Dry Water initiative.

Kayak

Four kayakers stranded, rescued in Chisholm park

The kayakers became stranded at Redhead Mountain Bike Park Thursday afternoon.

SherburneCoJailDrugArrests

Duo charged after 10-pound meth package sent to wrong address

More than 10 pounds of meth are off the street thanks to a delivery error.

Screen Shot 2022-07-01 at 11.01.32 AM

Bird Rides' suburban expansion continues in Minnesota

Its scooter season in Minnesota. The latest on where you can find Bird e-scooters:

Related