Vikings, NFL release statements regarding George Edwards arrest
The Minnesota Vikings, as well as the NFL have released statements regarding the May arrest of Defensive Coordinator George Edwards, according spokesmen for both the
Both the Minnesota Vikings and the NFL have released statements regarding the May arrest of Defensive Coordinator George Edwards, according spokesmen for both the team and league.
"George Edwards immediately notified the team of this situation when it occurred," the Vikings said in the statement. "He was significantly disciplined by the Vikings. George has fulfilled both his legal obligations as well as the additional team-imposed discipline."
“The team made us aware of the incident and the discipline it imposed as a result,” added NFL spokesmen Brian McCarthy.
Edwards' arrest stemmed from his failure to use traffic signals on four consecutive occasions, according to court records obtained by the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He was pulled over by police in a Taco Bell parking lot and failed the subsequent breathalyzer test, blowing a .11. Blood tests later confirmed a .10 blood-alcohol level.
In August, Edwards plead guilty to a lesser charge of careless driving. The third-year coordinator was find $1,000 and ordered to undergo chemical dependency therapy. Edwards was also required to meet with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and received one year of probation.
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