Vikings' Andrew Sendejo mocks NFL's new rules

Sendejo thinks the NFL is getting soft.
Author:
Publish date:

Minnesota Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo isn't hiding his feelings about the NFL's rule changes that were put in place to make the game safer. 

During Friday's morning walkthrough at the team's Eagan training camp site, Sendejo wore a backwards hat that said "Make Football Violent Again." When asked about it later he said he likes it because it fits well and "it's got a good message," according to the Pioneer Press

Later in the day he posted a photo to Twitter, mocking the NFL's rule change that no longer allows players to initiate contact with their helmet, but instead encourages players to lead with their facemasks. 

Sendejo is arguably Minnesota's biggest hitter in the secondary, and he was suspended one game for a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit on Ravens wide receiver Mike Wallace. 

Sendejo has also been on the receiving end of some questionable hits, including one from Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas in last year's playoff game that knocked Sendejo out cold. 

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-12-02 at 9.55.05 PM

Small plane lands on northbound I-35W in Twin Cities

A large police presence is at the scene.

Plainview

Judge orders Minnesota gym that defied shutdown to close

Attorney General Keith Ellison sued the gym after it remained open.

montana cutbank

Charges: Man shot victim 'without provocation' using sawed-off shotgun

The incident happened on Nov. 24 in Ten Lake Township, located in Beltrami County.

Governor Tim Walz

Watch live: Walz, first responders address Minnesotans

Some departments have been forced to shift staffing or suspend service due to COVID-19.

covid-19, coronavirus

CDC says COVID-19 quarantine period can be cut to 10 or 7 days

You can come out of a 7-day quarantine following exposure provided you've had a negative test.

maple grove fire

1 person found dead inside Maple Grove business that burned down

A person had been unaccounted following the fire that destroyed Hanson Implement and Storage Tuesday night.

One-dollar bill, cash, money

Appeals court rules MN high school students can get unemployment benefits

They've been denied the benefits, and some were even asked to pay them back.

covid-19, coronavirus

Dec. 2 COVID-19 update: 77 more deaths in Minnesota

The death toll is closing in on 3,700 in Minnesota.

City Pages

Fan creates City Pages archive, Star Tribune tells him to remove it

After word spread that the defunct newspaper's website would go down, a fan created his own copy. Then he got a cease and desist letter.

Adam Thielen

Vikings activate Adam Thielen off COVID-19/reserve list

The star receiver missed last week's victory over Carolina.

Screen Shot 2020-12-02 at 10.27.14 AM

Naked man shot by St. Paul cop is charged for sexual assault of ex-girlfriend

The 31-year-old suspect remains at Regions Hospital after being shot.

Related

Andrew Sendejo

Vikings parting ways with Sendejo, Remmers

An injury limited Sendejo to five games in 2018.

Andrew Sendejo

Report: Vikings claim Andrew Sendejo after he's waived by Eagles

The hard-hitting safety is coming back to Minnesota.

What is and isn't a penalty? Vikings worried about new rules

They think the new rules could change outcomes of games, or worse.

New NFL rule is cause for controversy in Vikings-Jags game

Was it a textbook tackle or a 15-yard roughing penalty?

Dalvin Cook inactive, George Iloka starting for Andrew Sendejo

It could mean more Latavius Murray against a bad Arizona run defense.

Cook, Reiff, Sendejo all out for Jets game

Another key player is questionable.

Vikings will be without McKinnon and Sendejo on Monday night

Jerick McKinnon and Andrew Sendejo out for their Monday Night Football game against the Chicago Bears.

Vikings will be without McKinnon and Sendejo on Monday night

Jerick McKinnon and Andrew Sendejo out for their Monday Night Football game against the Chicago Bears.