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Minnesota Vikings are number one...in arrests

These days, Vikings' fans take what they can get. But holding the title for most litigated NFL team doesn't feel too great. Minnesota leads the NFL in player arrests since 2000 with 36. Four Vikings players have been arrested already this year.
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These days, Vikings' fans take what they can get. But holding the title for most litigated NFL team doesn't feel too great. Minnesota leads the NFL in player arrests since 2000 with 36. Four Vikings players have been arrested already this year.

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Minnesota Vikings lead NFL ... in arrests

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